Coronavirus hangs over markets

Coronavirus hangs over markets
Rebecca Howard
The local stock market may follow Wall Street lower amid concerns the coronavirus outbreak may slow China's economy.China put millions of people on lockdown on Thursday in two cities at the epicentre of the outbreak which has killed 18 people and infected more than 630.Most transport in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, was suspended on Thursday and people were told not to leave. Hours later, neighbouring Huanggang, a city of about seven million people, announced a similar lockdown.In New Zealand, the government triggered its official pandemi...

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