Beijing has ordered thousands more medical military personnel to Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
The number of deaths and new cases from China’s coronavirus outbreak spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed the way they count infections in a move that will likely fuel speculation that the severity of the outbreak has been under-reported.
The hard-hit central province of Hubei reported 242 deaths in just one day and 14,840 new patients – by far its biggest one-day tally since the crisis erupted last month.
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