Hong Kong confirms second case of new coronavirus

Published on 23 Jan 2020 4:46:09 PM

Hong Kong on Thursday confirmed a second person had been infected with the new flu-like coronavirus in the territory.

Officials from the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection and the Hospital Authority told a press conference that three people identified to have contact with the second case will be quarantined.

The officials urged passengers who had travelled in the same high speed train and flight as the two individuals to come forward.

The outbreak, which began in Wuhan, has spread to more Chinese cities including the capital Beijing, Shanghai and Macau.