China calls in top Sars expert as provinces raise coronavirus alert level

All but two of China’s provinces have confirmed coronavirus cases, despite public transport closures and road checkpoints. Photo: AP

  • Several provinces raise alert level, centralising command of response measures as authorities confirm first deaths outside epicentre around Wuhan
  • Respiratory medicine expert Zhong Nanshan, a key figure in handling the 2002-03 outbreak, will lead a new working group, Beijing says

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China coronavirus outbreak

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Updated: 11:06pm, 24 Jan, 2020

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