Coronavirus Spreads, France Identifies Two Cases

Jan.24 — France reported the first two cases in Europe, and U.S. health authorities are monitoring more than 60 people for potential infection with the coronavirus that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted travel lockdowns in Wuhan, China, and surrounding cities. Drew Armstrong reports on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.”

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