Coronavirus outbreak: All latest updates

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Coronavirus outbreak: All latest updates
The coronavirus is spreading in Europe, the Middle East and other parts of the world, while parts of China begin to lower their emergency response level as the number of new cases reported there continues to slow.
 
More deaths have been reported in Italy, while South Korea on Wednesday said an 11th person had died of the disease there. The country now has at least 1,146 cases of coronavirus after 169 more infections were confirmed, most of them in and around the city of Daegu. 
 
"There is widespread concern," said Al Jazeera's Rob McBride, who is in Seoul. "It is changing the way people live their lives - you have people working from home and students working online rather than going to classes. The country is going through extraordinary times." 
 
Globally, at least 80,000 people have been diagnosed with the illness. 
 
Here are the latest updates:
 
Egyptair postpones resumption of flights to China
 
Egyptair said it would postpone the resumption of its flights to and from China because of the new coronavirus outbreak.
 
The Egyptian national airliner first suspended its flights to China on February 1, and had said it would resume services from Thursday.
 
South Korea reports 115 more cases
 
South Korea has reported 115 new cases, bringing the total to 1,261, according to Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
 
KCDC said 169 new coronavirus cases announced earlier, included a US soldier.
 
Iran: Virus could spread across the nation
 
Iran's Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told reporters in Tehran the outbreak was "likely" to spread to unaffected provinces "soon".
 
He said Iran hoped to contain the virus before the Persian new year, which starts on March 20.
 
"A more pessimistic prospect is that we will reach the containment phase by late April," Jahanpour added.
 
Qatar Airways lowers Iran flight frequency
 
Qatar Airways said on Twitter that it has lowered the frequency of its flights to Iran.
 
Thailand reports three new coronavirus cases
 
Thailand reported three new cases of a coronavirus on Wednesday, taking total infections to 40, a health ministry official said.
 
Two of the new patients, all Thai nationals, had returned from holidays in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido and came into contact with the third, said Sukhum Kanchanapimai, permanent secretary at the ministry.

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