The government is stepping up efforts to prevent a mysterious SARS-like virus first identified in China from entering Indonesia when neighboring Thailand marked the first recorded outbreak outside the country of origin.
Thai officials confirmed that a Chinese traveler in the country was diagnosed with mild pneumonia on January 8, which was later found to have been caused by the same novel coronavirus first identified in a pneumonia patient in the Chinese city of Wuhan. in December 2019, AFP reported.
The new coronavirus, which belongs to a large family of viruses that cause diseases ranging from the common cold to the deadly SARS disease, infected 41 people and killed one in China, AFP reported, adding that Wuhan authorities they had identified a fish market in the city as the center of the epidemic before closing it on January 1st. The virus was not prevented …