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Global Markets: Chinese doctor dies of coronavirus

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Feb. 18 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– A head doctor at one of Wuhan’s main hospitals has died of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Liu Zhiming was the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital. He died at 10:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday, according to Chinese state television. Last week, a senior Chinese health official said 1,716 health workers have been infected by the disease, and six have died.

– Leaders of Canada’s oil and gas industry have decried protestors who have disrupted the country’s transportation channels in the name of Indigenous land rights and anti-pipeline activism. “It’s going to inconvenience and cause a lot of challenges in the supply chain for a lot of Canadians,” said Murray Mullen, CEO of the Mullen Group, a trucking company that services Canada’s oil patch, to CBC’s Carol Off.

– The United Kingdom issued severe flood warnings yesterday, following Storm Dennis’ deluge. The death toll has risen to three. In total, approximately 480 flood warnings were issued across England on Monday. Forecasters have said river levels in parts of the country have yet to peak. Additionally, strong winds have also injured at least nine people in Germany.

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