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New coronavirus strain in Cebu City

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The Department of Health (DoH) is now investigating the case of a 5-year-old child from Wuhan City in China, who is currently admitted in a hospital in Cebu City, after testing positive for a non-specific pancorona virus. 

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III disclosed this in a press conference in Manila on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. 

Duque also said the child tested negative of the previous known strains of coronavirus – MERS-COv (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus)and SARS-COv (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus). 

He added that the child, prior to being admitted, was observed to have cough and fever.

Via: cebudailynews.inquirer.net

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