January 21, 2020 / 1:27 PM / 3 months ago

China's Chongqing city confirms five cases of new coronavirus

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s Chongqing city has confirmed five cases of infection from the new coronavirus, the city’s health authority said on Tuesday.

The death toll from a mysterious flu-like virus in China climbed to six on Tuesday as new cases surged beyond 300 and authorities fretted about the added risk from millions of Chinese traveling for the Lunar New Year holiday.

Reporting by Meg Shen in Hong Kong and Colin Qian in Beijing

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