Japan confirms second case of Wuhan virus: health ministry

Published January 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

TOKYO – Japan has confirmed a second case of infection by the new coronavirus from China, the health ministry said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan arrive at Narita Airport in Chiba, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo January 23, 2020. (Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)
FILE PHOTO: Passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan arrive at Narita Airport in Chiba, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo January 23, 2020. (Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)

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

The man, who arrived in Japan on Sunday, is currently hospitalized, the ministry said.

 
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