China says number of confirmed virus cases jumps to nearly 300

China says number of confirmed virus cases jumps to nearly 300

People line up outside a drugstore to buy masks in Shanghai on January 21, 2020. Reuters photo

Beijing, January 21

The number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 291 on Tuesday, according to authorities.

There have been nearly 80 new confirmed cases of the virus that has so far killed four people, with over 900 still under medical observation, said the National Health Commission. — AFP

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