January 23, 2020 / 1:36 PM / in a month

Singapore confirms first case of new China virus: Straits Times

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan in Singapore; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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