The market at the centre of the outbreak has been closed. Photo: Simon Song

World Health Organisation ‘closely monitoring’ China’s viral pneumonia outbreak

  • UN body says it is in close contact with the authorities over mysterious strain of illness in Wuhan city
  • Chinese authorities say number of cases has reached 44 as efforts to identify cause of outbreak continues
Topic |   China coronavirus outbreak

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The market at the centre of the outbreak has been closed. Photo: Simon Song
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.