Wuhan Mayor expects another 1,000 virus cases

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SHANGHAI (Reuters): The mayor of China’s Wuhan, epicentre of an outbreak that has killed 56 and infected about 2,000 in China alone, said on Sunday he expects another 1,000 new patients from the disease.

Zhou Xianwang told reporters in a briefing that the city will step up construction of specialised hospitals to deal with infected patients and the pressure on supplies of medical goods such as protective suits, masks and glasses had largely eased.