Singapore confirms first case of new China virus
Reuters, , Thursday 23 Jan 2020


Singapore on Thursday confirmed its first case of a new strain of coronavirus that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people in China, the Straits Times newspaper reported.

The 66-year old man who tested positive for the virus is a Chinese national and resident of the city of Wuhan, where there infection broke out, the newspaper said, citing Singapore's health ministry. Another case is also likely, it said.

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