Japan confirms first case of new China coronavirus strain

30-year-old man tested positive to illness after visiting central Chinese city of Wuhan

Japan has confirmed its first case of infection from the new China coronavirus that has killed one person and prompted a travel alert from the US state department.

A man in his 30s from Kanagawa prefecture, next to Tokyo, tested positive after being treated for pneumonia, Japan’s health ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

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