Morning News Brief: Bernie Sanders wins Nevada, coronavirus kills 2 in Italy, and more

WION Web Team New Delhi Feb 23, 2020, 08.30 AM(IST)

US Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a news conference on Yemen resolution on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph:( Reuters )

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China's death toll from the coronavirus epidemic rose to 2,442 on Sunday after the government said 97 more people had died, all but one of them in the epicentre of Hubei province.

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Two dead, 79 infected in Italy as government fights to contains coronavirus outbreak

Italy

Lombardy and Veneto represent Italy's industrial heart and jointly account for 30% of gross domestic output.

Sanders scores decisive win in Nevada, Biden heading to second place

Bernie

Sanders, a senator from Vermont, had 45% of the county convention delegates in Nevada with about 4% of the precincts reported, and television networks predicted he would cruise to an easy win.

Coronavirus: China reports another 97 virus deaths, nearly 650 new cases

Virus

The vast majority of both deaths and new infections were in the hard-hit Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in December.

Marvellous Messi hits four as Barca hammer Eibar 5-0

Messi

The win took Barca back to the top of La Liga on 55 points, two ahead of Real Madrid who visit Levante later on Saturday, and gave them a boost ahead of their Champions League last-16, first-leg tie at Napoli on Tuesday.