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Five patients quarantined in China’s Zhejiang for respiratory illness

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s eastern province of Zhejiang on Monday reported that five patients are in quarantine for respiratory illness but the diagnosis is not confirmed yet.

The province has found five people traveling from the city of Wuhan in central China with respiratory symptoms since Jan. 17, Zhejiang province’s health commission said in a statement on its website, adding that the patients are in stable condition and their close contacts have been placed under medical observation.

Reporting by Lusha Zhang and Se Young Lee; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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