Tourists in Tokyo were taking precautions as the number of coronavirus infections worldwide approached the global total for the Sars outbreak. Photo: AP

China coronavirus: first health chief sacked as death toll climbs to 170

  • Communist Party authorities in Huanggang near the heart of the outbreak say health commission director dismissed
  • Russia announces closure of border with China while US says it will organise more flights out of Wuhan for American citizens
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Tourists in Tokyo were taking precautions as the number of coronavirus infections worldwide approached the global total for the Sars outbreak. Photo: AP