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China admits Wuhan pneumonia virus contagious among people
Updated: 2020-01-16 07:24:44 KST
Chinese health authorities have admitted for the first time that the mysterious pneumonia that broke out in the city of Wuhan could be contagious among people.
This comes as it has been confirmed that a man who was infected at a fish market in Wuhan transmitted the disease to his wife.
Unlike other patients who worked at the fish market, the wife hadn't visited the market.
The Chinese government is on alert ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, when millions of people are expected to be on the move.
The WHO, which has been voicing support for the way Chinese authorities have been controlling the situation, is also closely watching the developments.
Reporter : jychoi@arirang.com