Contagion Fears as Wuhan Mayor Reports Over 5 Million People Have Left City

By Kiyan   |   Posted in January 27, 2020   |   International News

Contagion Fears as Wuhan Mayor Reports Over 5 Million People Have Left City

Australian authorities have confirmed the country’s fifth case of coronavirus, and the fourth in Sydney. Local media identified the patient as a 21-year-old female student at the University of New South Wales who had recently visited Wuhan.

A letter from the university’s president to staff and students seen by Caixin said the student arrived in Sydney from Wuhan on Jan. 22. “The student did not attend any classes at the University and stayed on her own in campus accommodation with no close contact before she was admitted to hospital,” it said.

A spokeswoman for NSW Health told Caixin the student is not thought to have been infectious while on the plane.

Up to this point, three adult males had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in Sydney, and one in the southeastern state of Victoria. Three had traveled to Wuhan, and one had direct contact with a confirmed case from Wuhan while elsewhere in China.