Japan’s health ministry said Friday, in a man traveling from the Chinese city of Wuhan, it had confirmed the country’s second corona virus patient. The ministry said in a statement that the man in his 40s was a resident of the Chinese city where the outbreak started and arrived in Japan on January 19.
He reported having had a fever several days before his arrival, but said he had improved his condition by the time he arrived in Japan. He registered a fever on January 22, and is now receiving treatment in a Tokyo hospital, the ministry said.
The statement added that the man denied visiting the Wuhan market described as the source of the outbreak and said he was wearing a medical mask while traveling. The case was confirmed just over a week after Japanese authorities announced the first outbreak of the country’s new virus, which killed 18 people and infected hundreds of others.
The outbreak has prompted China to effectively quarantine some 20 million people. But on Thursday the World Health Organization said the disease was not yet a global health emergency.
Shanghai Disneyland Closes for Weekend
On top of that, Shanghai Disneyland will close this weekend. This is due to a deadly virus outbreak that has infected hundreds of people in China. Until further notice, the amusement park is close, they add on Friday.
The closure comes as China began its almost week-long Lunar New Year holiday. Mickey Mouse’s home had arranged for its visitors unique “Year of the Mouse” celebrations. But on its website, the park and resort said it would temporarily close from Saturday. This is in response to disease outbreak prevention and control, and to ensure its guests and staff’s health and safety.
“We will continue to carefully monitor the situation. Be in close contact with the local government. We will announce the reopening date upon confirmation,” it said.
It adds that guests with tickets or bookings at the resort hotel to get reimbursement. In June 2016, the entertainment company opened their $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai. It is Disney’s sixth amusement park and Asia’s largest.
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