Wuhan Medical Treatment Centre, where some patients are reportedly in quarantine. Photo: Weibo

China pneumonia outbreak raises spectre of Sars as number infected jumps to 44

  • All those with the mystery illness in Wuhan are under quarantine, health authorities say, with a further 121 people under medical observation
  • The virus could be a new strain and take longer to identify, experts say
Topic |   China coronavirus outbreak

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Wuhan Medical Treatment Centre, where some patients are reportedly in quarantine. Photo: Weibo
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.

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Josephine Ma

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