Currency Yen gains, yuan skids as China coronavirus fears grow amid rising death toll Updated : January 27, 2020 12:17 PM IST Japan's currency, often sought as a safe-haven in times of uncertainty, rose to the highest in almost three weeks versus the dollar, while the Chinese yuan fell to its lowest since January 8. Health authorities around the world are racing to prevent a pandemic of the virus, which has infected more than 2,000 people in China and killed 80. 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.