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The new coronavirus has killed nearly 3,000 people and infected more than 86,000 in dozens of countries

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


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South Korean Army soldiers wearing protective gears gather to spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus at the Dongdaegu train station in Daegu, South Korea
Industry body Assocham said on Sunday that with the Chinese economy getting impacted due to the outbreak, India can push its exports in the global markets to fill up the space vacated by the neighbouring country.
The boduy said that while Indian exporters of electronics, pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals and automobile segments depend on China for raw material and are facing supply constraints, there are several areas where there are increased opportunities for domestic traders.
Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in China rose to 2,870 on Sunday with the country's health authorities reporting 35 more deaths.  The number, however,  is lower than the 47 fatalities reported by authorities on Saturday.

All but one of the 35 deaths were in Hubei province, whose capital Wuhan is the epicentre of the outbreak.

China's Health Commission also reported 573 new infections, bringing the total number of cases in mainland China to 79,824.

The new coronavirus, which has killed nearly 3,000 people and infected more than 86,000 in dozens of countries, is believed to have first emerged late last year in a Wuhan market that sold wild animals. 

In another development, India's Commerce Department is considering imposing duties on over a 100 products that the country imports from China in light of the (Covid-19) outbreak. The issue is set to be discussed early next week as the department meets with industry bodies to discuss the widening supply gap for key imports.


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First Published: Tue, February 25 2020. 08:05 IST