The country’s capital reported the death of a 50-year-old man who was in Wuhan, epicenter of the outbreak that has the authorities in suspense. He had a fever a week after his trip.
Beijing authorities reported on Monday of the first deceased in the capital because of the coronavirus that has killed more than eighty people since it emerged in late December, causing worldwide alarm. The victim, who died from a respiratory failure on Monday, is a 50-year-old man who had visited Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak in the center of the country, on January 8 and had a fever after returning to Beijing seven days later, he said.
The city health commission. More than 2,700 cases have been counted so far, 80 of them in the Chinese capital, which has 20 million inhabitants.
The Chinese authorities decreed a series of restrictions on mobility throughout the territory to try to stop the spread of the epidemic. Wuhan, of 11 million inhabitants, was shut up and sang on Thursday. Most shops are closed and the circulation of non-essential vehicles is prohibited. Beijing also banned long-distance bus trips to and from the capital.