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Coronavirus scare: 6 people examined in Mongolia

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Coronavirus scare: 6 people examined in Mongolia

On Wednesday (22 January), delegates from the World Health Organisation and the Mongolian Ministry of Health held a press conference about coronavirus, which is fast spreading from the Chinese city of Wuhan. According to yesterday’s reports, the mystery illness has infected almost 300 people, and six have died.

Countries have been intensifying efforts to stop the spread of the pathogen – known by its technical name 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – as the number of cases jumped, raising concerns in the middle of the world’s biggest annual human migration as Chinese travel to celebrate the lunar new year holiday with their families.

In Mongolia, six people with symptoms of flu arrived from Hong Kong and India at Chinggis Khaan airport; as a precaution they were isolated and examined. Fortunately, the people in question were diagnosed with normal flu viruses: Type A and B.

Over 1000-2000 passengers travel through Chinggis Khaan airport daily: 300-400 of them are from China.

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