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Newly-appointed French Health and Solidarity Minister Olivier Veran attends the opening debate on the French government's pensions reform bill at the National Assembly in Paris, France, February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier. PARIS (Reuters) - New French health minister Olivier Veran said on Tuesday there is a “credible risk” China’s coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic, spreading across the world. “This is both a working assumption and a credible risk,” Veran told France Info radio. He said France was ready to deal with all the possibilities and its health system was sufficiently robust and well-equipped. Four patients who tested positive for the virus remained in hospital i... Full story

18 February