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First coronavirus death outside China reported in Philippines

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEFeb. 2, 2020, 4:34 AM UTCBy Dennis Romero and Eric BaculinaoThe first death outside China connected to the novel coronavirus respiratory illness was announced Saturday by the World Health Organization.The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, responded by banning travel from the island nation to China.The deceased was described as a 44-year-old resident of Wuhan, China, the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, who had traveled to the Philippines, WHO Philippines officials said in a news conference.A second person in the Philippines was confirmed to have the virus but has so far survived, they said.Le ...