Taiwan raises travel alert for Wuhan City over coronavirus outbreak

Focu Taiwan
Date: 01/16/2020
By: Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control on Thursday upgraded its travel alert for Wuhan, citing the possibility of limited human-to-human transmission of a new type of coronavirus in the eastern China city.

So far, China has confirmed 41 cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), reporting one death and six patients in critical condition.

The virus has also been reported this week in two other countries — Thailand, where the patient was a tourist from Wuhan, and in Japan, where one case was confirmed Thursday.

The outbreak in China is associated with animals sold at the Huanan Seafood City market in Wuhan.

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