January 23, 2020 / 10:41 PM / a month ago

Japan confirms second case of Wuhan virus: health ministry

FILE PHOTO: Passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan arrive at Narita Airport in Chiba, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo January 23, 2020. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has confirmed a second case of infection by the new coronavirus from China, the health ministry said on Friday.

The infection was confirmed in a man in his 40s who lives in Wuhan - the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak - and traveled to Japan, the health ministry said in a statement.

The man, who arrived in Japan on Sunday, is currently hospitalized, the ministry said.

Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Sandra Maler

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