China says 17 new cases in virus outbreak, Wuhan to restrict large gatherings
19/01/2020 11:21, Wuhan/China

(TAP)- China said on Sunday that 17 more people had become infected with a new coronavirus strain, fanning fears it will spread further as hundreds of millions of people travel to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year.

Three of those patients are seriously ill, according to a statement issued by the health commission in the central city of Wuhan, where all 62 of the cases in China have occurred.

Two people have died. Two cases have also been reported in Thailand and one in Japan - both involving people who traveled from Wuhan.

One of the two patients in Thailand has recovered and was sent home to China on Saturday.

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