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New reports about coronavirus cases are weighing on the market mood. France has confirmed one new case, with the total reaching 17. Authorities in the Spanish capital Madrid have announced a new infection, bringing the total to 10. 

Kuwait has said six new patients have the virus, raising the total to 18. Iran announced a leap of 44 new cases. 

Markets in Europe are down and US S&P 500 futures are pointing to a 1% fall later in the day. US yields are on the back foot and gold has advanced to $1,651.