WORLD Japan confirms 1st case of pneumonia linked to coronavirus

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Japan confirms 1st case of pneumonia linked to coronavirus

Xinhua

09:29, January 16, 2020

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TOKYO, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Japan confirmed its first case of pneumonia linked to the coronavirus, a government official said Thursday.

According to the official, a Chinese national tested positive for the virus in Japan.

The virus has affected dozens of people in China since the outbreak began last December in Wuhan, eastern China.

The Chinese national who tested positive is believed to have traveled to Wuhan, officials said. 


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