Chinese coronavirus takes new victims

19:51, 5 February 2020

About 500 dead and over 24,000 infected - these are the new victims of the Chinese coronavirus, as China's State Healthcare Committee reported. Another 185,000 people are taken to hospitals, as doctors suspect they could be infected, too. Schools, gyms and exhibition centers are equipped with extra beds for patients.

The new kind of coronavirus is observed in 20 countries worldwide. Ukraine has so far avoided the disease; recently, Ukrainian citizens were urgently evacuated from China, and the bilateral air traffic has been suspended. In spite of the current spread of the disease, the WHO denies that there's a pandemic of coronavirus.