Hong Kong reports 1st highly-suspected case of novel coronavirus pneumonia
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Wednesday confirmed the first highly-suspected case of novel coronavirus pneumonia in Hong Kong.
The clinical specimen of a man arriving in Hong Kong Tuesday evening was tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Sophia Chan, secretary for food and health of the HKSAR government, said at a press conference.
The man presented with fever and cough at the high-speed railway station in Hong Kong. He was first put under isolation in Queen Elizabeth Hospital and then sent to the infectious disease center of Princess Margaret Hospital.
The man lives in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, where the current outbreak is concentrated. But he has neither been to the seafood market, the suspected origin of the novel coronavirus, nor gotten in touch with pneumonia patients.