| February 24th, 2020 1:54 AM
Asian shares take hit as new virus cases jump outside China
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Monday after reports of a surge in new virus cases outside China. The decline followed a sell-off Friday on Wall Street.
South Korea's Kospi dropped 3.9% to 2,079.04, while the S&P ASX/200 in Sydnay lost 2.3% to 6,978.30. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 1.6% to 26,865.61 and the Shanghai Composite index lost 0.3% to 3,030.25.