Chinese President Xi Jinping warned the spread of a deadly new virus is accelerating, after holding a special government meeting on the Lunar New Year public holiday. The coronavirus has killed at least 56 people and infected almost 2,000 since its discovery in the city of Wuhan. The US has announced that staff at the Wuhan consulate will be evacuated on a special flight on Tuesday. Meanwhile, UK-based researchers have warned of a real possibility that China will not be able to contain the virus. Travel restrictions have come in place in several affected cities. From today, private vehicles will be banned from central districts of Wuhan, the source of the outbreak.
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