Cambodian Students in China Raise Coronavirus Fears

Cambodian university students say they’re worried about contracting a new respiratory virus while studying in China where about 2,000 cases of the illness have been reported and more than 50 people have died.

Students in Beijing, Tianjin and Wuhan — the latter of which is in Hubei province where 52 of 56 deaths occurred, and most of the 29 confirmed cases outside China had traveled — expressed fears of leaving their school dormitories over the Lunar New Year holiday and risking catching the new strain of coronavirus.

More than 2,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been reported globally, with the majority found in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

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