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Coronavirus fears hit shares and oil price

images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcSFkNpakY7GSjjJ6p4kHNabYupHpxvJVm2Rsp4AX9zvtihyv3Xa&profile=RESIZE_710xWorries over the continued spread of the coronavirus have hit the financial markets, with London's FTSE 100 share index dropping more than 2%.

Airlines and companies with significant sales in China saw some of the biggest share price falls.

The coronavirus has killed 81 people in China with almost 3,000 confirmed ill, while at least 44 cases have been confirmed abroad.

The price of oil also fell, with Brent crude dropping 2.5% to $59.15 a barrel.


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