The number of people affected by the new coronavirus continues to rise, with some 31,161 confirmed cases in mainland China.
Another 73 deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the total to 636, reports BBC.
And the doctor who first tried to sound the alarm about the outbreak has died, the hospital treating him has said. Li Wenliang contracted the virus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital. But when he warned fellow medics on 30 December, police told him to stop “making false comments”.
The virus is present in 25 countries around the world.
Meanwhile, the number of cases among passengers quarantined on the 3,700-capacity cruise ship, Diamond Princess, off Japan, has risen to 61.