UAE confirms coronavirus case in family from China

29 January 2020 - 08:26 By Reuters
A hotel employee shows a temperature reading as he stands by the entrance to check all guests and anyone who enters the building to check for signs of the virus, in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province on January 29, 2020.
A hotel employee shows a temperature reading as he stands by the entrance to check all guests and anyone who enters the building to check for signs of the virus, in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province on January 29, 2020.
Image: HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

A new coronavirus case has been diagnosed in members of a family from China's central city of Wuhan, state news agency WAM on Wednesday quoted the health ministry of the United Arab Emirates as saying.

It was not immediately clear how many people were infected with the virus that has killed 130.

The health ministry and government media office did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.  

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