China said 41 people have now died from the coronavirus that has infected more than 1,300 people globally, as health authorities around the world struggle to prevent a global pandemic.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. These viruses are transmitted between animals and people.
According to the World Health Organization, signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. However, in more severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Countries other than China have reported far fewer cases. Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, the United States, South Korea, France and Nepal reported less than 10.