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China may postpone annual parliament session over virus: state media

China might delay its annual parliamentary session, which typically takes place in March for at least 10 days in Beijing, due to the outbreak, state media reported.

China reported 105 new deaths due to the outbreak on Monday, pushing the overall death toll to 1,770, as officials announced stringent measures to control the epidemic in the worst-hit Hubei province.

China is considering a rare move to postpone its annual parliament session scheduled to be held in early March as the country grapples with the coronavirus outbreak.

The NPC Standing Committee is to discuss postponing this year's NPC plenary session, the state-run China Daily said in a brief report.

If the NPC, which is held every year along with the advisory body Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), is postponed, it will be regarded as an unprecedented move.

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