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Tokyo/Singapore — The World Health Organisation (WHO) is closely watching other Chinese regions for signs that new infection hotspots are emerging as the deadly coronavirus outbreak spreads beyond the epicentre of Hubei.

The 10 provinces, which include Zhejiang, Guangdong and Henan, have seen numbers of cases slowly rise, said WHO’s China representative, Gauden Galea, said on Monday. “Those are the numbers to watch,” he said, adding that while the situation seemed under control it is too early to say the spread of the novel coronavirus has peaked...

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