Pictures uploaded to social media on January 25, 2020 by the Central Hospital of Wuhan show medical staff attending to patients, in Wuhan, China. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS
CAIRO - 28 January 2020: Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Hafez negated on Tuesday the death of an Egyptian citizen in Wuhan, the Chinese city where coronavirus has spread.
The news has been circulating on social media and it turned out that the photo shared for the allegedly infected young man belongs to an Egyptian called Andrew Samir who passed away in the United States in January 2018 at the age of 28.
Chinese health authorities announced Tuesday that 4,515 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported in the country, Xinhua reported Tuesday.
A total of 106 people died of the disease, according to the latest toll.
Barring Tibet, all Chinese provinces have reported the virus cases, posing a major challenge for the health authorities to contain it.
Overseas confirmed cases have been reported in Thailand (7), Japan (3), South Korea (3), the United States (3), Vietnam (2), Singapore (4), Malaysia (3), Nepal (1), France (3), Australia (4) and Sri Lanka (1).