SARS-like virus - updates

Rappler's latest stories on SARS-like virus


Hong Kong reports first 'preliminary positive' case of new virus

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:02 PM

Health secretary Sophia Chan says the 39-year-old man was 'preliminarily positive,' but a final test result would only be known on January 23

MASKED UP. Young students wear face masks in the arrivals hall at Hong Kong's international airport on January 22, 2020, after China recently confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of the new SARS-like virus. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China virus death toll jumps to 17, officials say avoid epicenter city

Jan 22, 2020 - 10:56 AM

(4th UPDATE) China's National Health Commission announces measures to contain the disease – including sterilization and ventilation at airports and bus stations, as well as inside planes and trains

CONTAGION. This file photo taken on January 18, 2020 shows medical staff members carrying a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by a mysterious SARS-like virus are being treated, in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. Photo by STR/AFP

DOH probes suspected case of novel coronavirus in Cebu City

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:39 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the suspected case involves a 5-year-old Chinese boy who arrived in Cebu City from Wuhan, China

DOH PRESSER. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (right)with WHO Country Represenattive Dr Rabindra Abetasinghe briefs the media on January 21, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler