HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Chinese-ruled playing hub of Macau confirmed on Wednesday its first case of pneumonia linked to an outbreak of a newly recognized coronavirus pressure within the central Chinese metropolis of Wuhan, China’s state information company Xinhua stated.
The affected person, a 52-year-old girl, was a vacationer from Wuhan and reported to a neighborhood hospital on Tuesday afternoon, it stated.
The loss of life toll from the brand new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to 9 on Wednesday with 440 confirmed circumstances. The virus, originating in Wuhan on the finish of final yr, has unfold to Chinese cities together with Beijing and Shanghai, in addition to the United States, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
The former Portuguese colony’s authorities stated final week it issued prevention pointers to varsities and different social service establishments and enhanced temperature screening at maritime terminals and land-based checkpoints.
Health authorities in neighboring Hong Kong stated on Tuesday the town had no confirmed circumstances of folks contracting the Wuhan virus.
Coronaviruses are a household of viruses named as a result of of the crown-like spikes on their surfaces that trigger respiratory diseases starting from the frequent chilly to the lethal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Writing by Marius Zaharia; Editing by Shri Navaratnam and Christian Schmollinger