Chinese military has dispatched 450 medical staff to Wuhan.
Beijing's Lama Temple, where people traditionally make offerings for the new year, has also closed, as have some other temples and the Forbidden City, the capital's most famous tourist attraction. All flights from and to the city have been cancelled as well.
On Thursday, Ghebreyesus reported there have been 575 cases of the coronavirus in China. Most schools are off next week, and Lam said they would not re-open until February 17. SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, is caused by a coronavirus and killed hundreds of people in China and Hong Kong in the early 2000s.
As of Saturday, nearly 1,300 people have been infected across China, the bulk of them in and around Wuhan.
"The community needs to understand that it is being well handled", Hazzard said, urging calm.
Authorities shut down public transportation in the city earlier this week, as well as flights and trains out of the city. They are trying to prevent the virus from spreading in the city and to other part of the country.
Airports across the nation have set up checkpoints to screen passengers from China and other countries for signs of illness, with local authorities accelerating quarantine efforts to contain the virus as a countless number of people visit relatives back home or travel overseas.
China's biggest holiday, the Lunar New Year, unfolded in the shadow of the worrying new virus. The theme park has a 100,000 daily capacity and sold out during last year's Lunar New Year holiday.
Chinese health authorities announced Saturday that 1,287 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, including 237 in critical condition, had been reported in the country by the end of Friday.
Wuhan has to date been centralising its treatment of the new virus by isolating patients in 61 clinics and designated hospitals.
It comes after Victorian health officials confirmed Australia's first case of the deadly coronavirus.
The infected Chinese man in Victoria has been isolated in Monash Medical Centre in Clayton in Melbourne's southeast and is being treated in a negative pressure isolation room.
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The latest tally for infections comes from 29 provinces and cities across China and includes 237 patients in serious condition. The health ministry said a South Korean man in his 50s started experiencing symptoms while working in Wuhan on January 10.
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The most common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and tiredness. The health department said 2,000 to 3,000 MA residents have been hospitalized with the flu this season.
Coronaviruses usually aren't contagious until a person starts showing symptoms, Dr. Satish Pillai, a medical officer with the CDC, said at a news conference this week.
Stocks slumped Friday on Wall Street as economic fears grew over the widening crisis.
The order was issued in a circular by a multi-department task-force headed by the National Health Commission to fight the virus outbreak.
The Ministry of Commerce is coordinating an effort to supply more than 2 million masks and other products from elsewhere in the country, Xinhua said.
The hospital, created to have 1,300 beds, is scheduled for completion in just half a month.
China has form in building hospitals at short notice.
"The fever clinics at major hospitals are now only treating those in critical condition who need to be transferred to other hospitals to for testing, and in the process there's a serious shortage of testing kits", she told the Guardian, adding that the situation had improved since central government took responsibility for responding to the crisis away from state authorities. The city is rushing to build a 1000-bed hospital by Monday, state media said.
Is it similar to anything we've ever seen before? "In reality, it's not possible", she said.
Authorities said they were contacting people who had travelled on the same plane from China and offering advice.
In the US, the latest person confirmed to have the disease was reported to be doing well. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention likewise said it is expecting more Americans to be diagnosed with the virus.
The outbreak began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and has spread nationwide and overseas, fuelled by millions of people traveling for the holiday.
An NSW spokesperson said in a statement that, "We will not be disclosing the hospital locations of patients under investigation for privacy reasons", and that any confirmed cases will be alerted to the public.