There are a dozen or so confirmed cases outside the country, with many more under monitoring.
A security officer in a protective mask checks the temperature of a passenger following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan, on Friday.
"That could happen anytime", said Dr. Janet Baseman, an epidemiologist and the associate dean of the University of Washington's School of Public Health.
Wuhan said it would ban non-essential vehicles from its downtown starting tomorrow to control the spread of the virus, further paralysing a city of 11 million that has been on virtual lockdown since Thursday, with almost all flights cancelled and checkpoints blocking the main roads leading out of town. One of them is critically ill.
More than 1,300 people are infected globally, including a man who on Saturday was confirmed as the first victim in Australia.
It has infected around 1,300 people in China and spread to nearly a dozen other territories, including France and the United States.
State media said on Saturday that only authorized vehicles to carry supplies and for other needs would be permitted after midnight.
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Even so, Kyrgios tried to downplay the animosity Saturday, saying: "Whatever happens between us, he's an fantastic player". The Kyrgios serve was on fire early on, sending down four aces in the first two sets.
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It also said it sees its asset-purchase program running for as long as necessary and to end shortly before any rate increase. The euro ( EURUSD=X ) was unchanged against the dollar and pound ( GBPEUR=X ) in the wake of the announcement.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the new coronavirus an "emergency in China" this week but stopped short of declaring it of worldwide concern.
NSW Health confirmed that three men-aged 53, 43, and 35-are in isolation and under care in Westmead Hospital in Sydney, according to local reports. Of the 41 deaths, 39 have been in Hubei province, where Wuhan is the capital city.
In China, 41 people have died and 1,287 cases have been recorded on the mainland as the country steps up its response to the crisis by restricting transport and closing tourist sites.
Malaysia: Malaysia confirmed its first three cases on Saturday. "Now, because of the virus I'm not even visiting my parents", said Wang Fang, a 49-year-old Wuhan native. All are Chinese nationals on holiday from Wuhan who arrived in the country from Singapore two days earlier. She later came down with fever and was admitted to the hospital but discharged since beds were needed for critical patients.
It said it was continuing to "closely monitor" the outbreak.
It is not clear how lethal the new coronavirus is, or even whether it is as risky as the ordinary flu, which kills tens of thousands of people every year in the USA alone.
The health ministry said a South Korean man in his 50s started experiencing symptoms while working in Wuhan on Jan 10.
In Australia, five people are undergoing testing for the virus in NSW and two in Queensland, with a number of people having already been cleared in both states. The patient, who hasn't been identified, is reportedly doing well but remains hospitalized in an isolated room to limit the risk of the infection spreading.
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday it had 63 patients under investigation, with two confirmed cases.