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Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (). A DEADLY new virus that is tearing through China has spread to more cities, Chinese authorities have confirmed. Coronavirus, which causes fever and difficulty breathing, has now hit the capital of Beijing. And officials today revealed that the bug has now infected over 200 people across the country and killed three people. The infection first appeared in Wuhan in December and the sharp rise in cases since then comes as millions of people prepare to travel to China for the Lunar New Year holidays. The Wuhan Municipal Health Commission confirmed 136 new cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus strain had been found in the city over the weekend, adding to 62 already known cases. Two men aged 61 and 69 have died in the Chinese city of Wuhan. A third death occurred on Saturday, health officials revealed in a statement. This brings the total number of known cases worldwide to more than 200 – with medics growing increasingly concerned with containing the bug. As of late Sunday, officials said 170 people in Wuhan were still being treated in hospital, including nine in critical condition. A report by London Imperial College’s MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis suggested that by January 12 there were 1,723 cases in Wuhan City with onset of related symptoms. Chinese health authorities have not commented directly on the report. What is coronavirus? Coronavirus is an airborne virus, spread in a similar way to colds and the flu. The virus attacks the respiratory system, causing lung lesions. Symptoms include a runny nose, headache, cough and fever, shortness of breath, chills and body aches. It is incredibly contagious and is spread through contact with anything the virus is on as well as infected breath, coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include a runny nose, headache, cough and fever, shortness of breath, chills and body aches. In most cases, you won’t know whether you have a coronavirus or a different cold-causing virus, such as rhinovirus. But if a coronavirus infection spreads to the lower respiratory tract (your windpipe and your lungs), it can cause pneumonia, especially in older people, people with heart disease or people with weakened immune systems. There is no vaccine for coronavirus. In 2003 an outbreak of a similar virus, SARS, infected more than 8,000 people in 37 countries before it was brought under control, killing 800 of those worldwide. Authorities around the world, including in the US and many Asian countries, have since increased screening of travellers from Wuhan. It comes as four cases have been confirmed abroad – all of them involving people from Wuhan or who had visited the city. On Monday, South Korea reported its first confirmed case of the coronavirus, a 35-year-