Coronavirus news: France to airlift citizens out of China’s Wuhan as UK fails to say whether it will evacuate trapped Brits

Peter Stubley, Andy Gregory
A policeman watching over a civet cat captured in the wild by a farmer in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province: AFP

China has warned the ability of the coronavirus to spread is getting stronger as the death toll from the virus rises to at least 56 with more than 2,000 people infected globally.

A nationwide ban on the sale of wild animals has been ordered after the virus was traced to a seafood market in Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife.

Meanwhile, the first case of coronavirus in Canada has been announced, with one person confirmed to be the a presumptive carrier of the virus following testing in Toronto.

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