As the coronavirus epidemic spreads beyond China to become a global threat, its possible impact on the world economy has become a hot topic. 

Economists warn that the outbreak will have a negative impact on China’s economy, noting the cost of the virus may rise further if the number of people infected or the mortality rate grows.

Although the Chinese city of Wuhan is the focal point of the outbreak, the virus has spread throughout China and to at least 16 countries globally, including Thailand, France, the U.S., and Australia.

At least 213 people have died in China and at least 9,821 have

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