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All occasions beneath are in Beijing time.
8:37 am: Indian start-up Oyo fights to maintain lodges in China open
Oyo CEO Ritesh Agarwal informed CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” that his firm is attempting to maintain as lots of its lodges in China open as potential, at diminished costs in provinces most affected by the virus to help docs and folks stranded by journey restrictions. Like its friends within the hospitality business, the Indian funds resort chain start-up has seen a drop in occupancy. China is considered one of its largest markets and Oyo works with about 9,000 lodges there. — Mody
8:09 am: China says complete fatalities prime 2,000
China’s Nationwide Well being Fee stated there have been 1,749 confirmed new circumstances on the mainland and 136 further deaths as of Feb. 18. Most of them occurred within the Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. (see 7:03 a.m. replace). Well being authorities reported a complete of 74,185 confirmed circumstances and a pair of,004 cumulative deaths up to now. — Roy…