China reports 17 more cases of new virus strain

FILE PHOTO: File picture of travellers boarding a train in China as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, stoking worries as the country gears up to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year when much of the population travels. Three of those patients are seriously ill, according to a statement issued by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. […]

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