What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

(Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:

Beijing raises vigilance as local cases tick higher

China's capital Beijing ramped up efforts to curb COVID-19 infections, ordering checks among cold-chain firms and urging residents to cut unnecessary gatherings, as the city reported an uptick in local cases weeks before the Winter Olympics.

Beijing had three domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms on Wednesday, including one...