The first coronavirus death outside China was confirmed at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, Philippines on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus claims first life outside China as Wuhan enforces quarantine for all suspected patients

  • Philippines reports death of 44-year-old visitor from China, as total number of fatalities rises to 361, with more than 17,000 confirmed cases
  • Wuhan government says anyone showing symptoms of infection will be sent to dedicated isolation zone, whether they like it or not
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The first coronavirus death outside China was confirmed at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, Philippines on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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