Healthcare Coronavirus: China confirms 1st death outside epicenter of viral outbreak Updated : January 24, 2020 06:58 AM IST China moved to lock down at least three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus. The World Health Organization has decided against declaring the outbreak a global emergency, a step that can bring more money and resources to fight a threat. Analysts predicted cases will continue to multiply, although the jump in numbers is also attributable in part to increased monitoring. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.