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Coronavirus kills 15 more in China, reaches Europe and Australia

Outbreak shutters Shanghai Disney and halts seven movie releases

Medical staffers transport a patient with a highly suspected case of the new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong on Jan. 22. A spike in deaths in mainland China reported Jan. 25.   © Reuters

TOKYO/NEW YORK -- China's outbreak of the new coronavirus has claimed more lives and has traveled further, reaching the shores of Europe and Australia for the first time.

Fifteen new deaths were confirmed on Friday in the epicenter of Wuhan, according to an update by the Health Commission of Hubei Province, where the city is located.

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