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Coronavirus has hit Xinjiang, where China has imprisoned 1 million Uighur Muslims

Coronavirus has hit Xinjiang, where China has imprisoned 1 million Uighur Muslims

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The Wuhan coronavirus that has killed at least 26 people in China hit the western region of Xinjiang on Thursday.

At 6 p.m. local time health authorities reported a 47-year-old man, named as Li, and a 52-year-old man, named as Gu, were infected, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported, citing the state-run China Central Television (CCTV). Authorities said the pair had visited Wuhan, in Hubei, where the first case was reported on January 10, RFA said. The Wall Street Journal also reported on the outbreak in Xinjiang, citing health authorities.

Does Pakistan needs to start worrying about Coronavirus?

A Chinese man suspected of contracting the virus has been hospitalized in Multan. Pakistan has a very high number of Chinese visitors. Though the coronavirus has not yet been defined a potential global threat, Pakistan still needs to take measures to ensure the safety and well being of the citizens.

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