As the coronavirus epidemic becomes a global threat by spreading outside China, its possible impacts on world economies are being discussed internationally.

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

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

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