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Hong Kong shares extend losses as Wuhan coronavirus cases mount

Smartphone parts makers and casinos among top losers, while some drugmakers jump

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for a second day lower on Thursday after China reported another spike in confirmed cases of a novel coronavirus and a higher death toll.

The Hang Seng Index lost 1.7% to 26,693.06 by noon. Smartphone component suppliers Sunny Optical Technology Group and AAC Technologies Holdings shed 6.3% and 6.6%, respectively, amid worries over supply-chain disruptions due to the virus outbreak. The two stocks were leading losses on the index in percentage terms.

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