The Philippines has confirmed its first case of a new virus that has infected thousands in China.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque said the 38—year-old Chinese woman had traveled to the Philippines from Wuhan, China, via Hong Kong on Jan. 21.
She sought treatment on Jan. 25 due to a mild cough.
Duque said at a news conference the woman was confirmed positive from test results Thursday and currently has no symptoms.
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The outbreak of the new type of coronavirus surfaced in the central city of Wuhan in December.