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Sun, Mar 01, 2020 5:05

First coronavirus death reported in Thailand

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Thailand has become the latest country to report its first death from coronavirus as the outbreak continues to spread around the world with more than 86,000 people infected.

Thailand has become the latest country to report its first death from coronavirus as the outbreak continues to spread around the world with more than 86,000 people infected.

On Saturday, several European countries announced new cases. Iran revealed another jump in infections, and Qatar became the latest Middle Eastern country to report its first case.

South Korea, which is grappling with the largest outbreak of the virus outside China, has urged citizens to stay indoors, warning of a "critical moment" in the spread of the infection.

This is Hamza Mohamed in Doha taking over from Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.