SINGAPORE (Jan 29): Earlier today, China’s National Health Commission announced that the death toll of the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 132 as of end-Tuesday, with the total number of cases in China coming up to 5,974. There are more than 9,000 suspected cases in China.

With the city of Wuhan now being on lockdown, companies with businesses in the area are affected.

One such is CapitaLand, as today the group announced that it has closed six malls in China – four in Wuhan and two in Xi'an – as required by the Chinese government. However, the supermarkets in CapitaMall Westgate, Wuhan and CapitaMall Xindicheng, Xi’an remain open to ensure the supply of food and daily essentials to the local communities.

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