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U.S. stock futures fall more than 1 percent as coronavirus fears spread

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. S&P500 e-mini futures <ESc1> fell more than 1% in Asian trade on Monday on mounting worries the new coronavirus outbreak could severely disrupt the Chinese economy, an engine of global growth.

China’s cabinet said it would extend the week-long Lunar New Year holiday by three days to Feb. 2 and Hong Kong banned residents of China’s Hubei province, where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported, from entering the city.

(Reporting by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Stephen Coates)