Coronavirus cases confirmed, risk of infection rising: Health official

A man wearing a face mask carries the head of a dragon dance costume as he walks in the middle of an empty street in Changsha, Hunan province, China. (Photo: Reuters)

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Beijing and the risk of infection there are on the rise, a health official in the capital city said on Wednesday, as the outbreak takes hold outside the epicenter in central city of Wuhan.

Pang Xinghuo, vice director of Beijing city’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, made the comments during a press briefing. Beijing has confirmed 1 death and 102 confirmed cases of the virus so far.

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