Singapore confirms first case of coronavirus infection

VNA
Singapore’s Ministry of Health on January 23 confirmed the first case of a new strain of coronavirus that has killed 17 and infected over 570 people in China.

Guests at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa. A person from China who is the first to test positive for the Wuhan virus in Singapore had stayed at the resort, said the Health Ministry. (Source: Strait Times)

Guests at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa. A person from China who is the first to test positive for the Wuhan virus in Singapore had stayed at the resort, said the Health Ministry. (Source: Strait Times)

The local Strait Times newspaper reported that the 66-year old person who tested positive for the virus is a Chinese national and resident of the city of Wuhan, where there infection broke out.
After the first confirmed case of the China-related virus, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on January 24 affirmed that his government is “well-prepared” to deal with the disease.
The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused an alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

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