Japan confirms second case of Wuhan virus - health ministry

by Reuters
Thursday, 23 January 2020 22:32 GMT

TOKYO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Japan has confirmed a second case of infection by the new coronavirus from China, the health ministry said on Friday.

The infection was confirmed in a man in his 40s who lives in Wuhan - the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak - and travelled to Japan, the health ministry said in a statement.

The man, who arrived in Japan on Sunday, is currently hospitalised, the ministry said. (Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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