(Reuters) – Global markets suffered record falls on Thursday as alarm over the coronavirus intensified and governments from Ireland to Italy unveiled measures to try to slow the spread of a disease that has infected more than 127,000 people worldwide.
People wearing protective face mask walk in a virtually deserted San Carlo square, on the third day of an unprecedented lockdown across of all Italy imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Turin, Italy, March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca
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**More than 127,000 people have been infected globally and over 4,700 have died, according to a Reuters tally of government announcements.
**Mainland China had 15 new infections, down from 24 cases a day earlier, bringing the total to 80,793. The death toll touched 3,169, up by 11 from the previous day.
**Poland has reported its first death from coronavirus….
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