The total number of coronavirus infection cases confirmed in Hong Kong has risen to 22, an official from Hong Kong's Health Department said during press conference on Thursday.
The latest confirmed case was a «59-year old woman who is the wife of the 21st case,» Department of Health official Chuang Shuk-kwan said.
«In the 22 cases, the transmission of family infections is obvious. There are six... Еще family groups, including couples, daughters, mothers and children,» Chuang said.
Hong Kong is set to impose a two-week quarantine on all visitors from mainland China on Saturday.
More than 550 people have died and more than 28,000 have been confirmed infected by the novel virus which first originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last December.