China stocks set for first weekly gain in four as virus deaths drop

China stocks advanced on Friday, on course for their first weekly gain in four, as the daily death toll in Hubei - the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak - halved and the number of new cases dropped.
Officials said on Friday the number of new coronavirus deaths and infections was down sharply from the previous day, when a change in the methods of diagnosing patients led to a record spike in cases.

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