Number of confirmed virus cases jumps to nearly 300: China

People wearing protective masks arrive at Beijing railway station to head home for the Lunar New Year on January 21, 2020. (AFP)

The number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 291 on Tuesday, according to authorities.

There have been nearly 80 new confirmed cases of the virus that has so far killed four people, with over 900 still under medical observation, said the National Health Commission.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05
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