China confirms second Wuhan virus death outside of epicentre
BEIJING: China on Friday (Jan 24) confirmed a second death outside the epicentre of a SARS-like virus outbreak that has infected hundreds of ...Share this content Bookmark BEIJING: China on Friday (Jan 24) confirmed a second death outside the epicentre of a SARS-like virus outbreak that has infected hundreds of people, raising the overall toll to 26 dead. Officials say 24 deaths have occurred in Hubei, the central province that is home to Wuhan, the city identified as the centre of the outbreak. Advertisement MORE: Our coverage on the Wuhan virus and its developments The death was in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, which borders Russia and is about 2,000km from Wuhan, the local government said. It follows confirmation Thursday of the first death outside the epicentre - an 80-year-old man diagnosed with the new virus in northern Hebei province, who died on Jan 22. Hebei province borders Beijing, where a number of public Chinese New Year events have been cancelled and the Forbidden City - one of China's most famous cultural landmarks - has been closed until further notice in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading. Advertisement Read more: CNA
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