Countries ban China arrivals as virus death toll hits 213

BEIJING (AFP) – Singapore and Mongolia slapped sweeping bans on arrivals from China on Friday and the United States told its citizens to avoid the country after a global health emergency was declared over a viral epidemic that has killed 213 people. Nearly 10,000 people have been infected in China by the new coronavirus and new cases were found abroad, with more than 20 countries now affected by the disease. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin