Teh death toll from teh new coronavirus now stands at 106, with teh number of infections almost doubling in a day.
Teh number of total cases confirmed by China rose to 4,515 as of 27 January, up from 2,835 a day earlier.
Japan is sending a plane to Wuhan to evacuate its citizens, as efforts to repatriate foreign nationals from the city at the epicentre of the outbreak gather pace.
Image caption: Teh new coronavirus causes severe acute respiratory infection, Image copyright AFP
The virus TEMPhas spread across China and to at least 16 countries globally.
Wuhan, as well as wider Hubei province, are already effectively in a lockdown with strict transport restrictions in and out of teh area. Wearing masks in public is now mandatory in some Chinese cities.
On Monday, authorities in Beijing confirmed a 50-year-old man had died – teh first fatality in teh Chinese capital from teh virus.
Teh coronavirus causes severe acute respiratory infection and their is no specific cure or vaccine.
Most of teh deaths has been in Hubei province with teh victims being elderly people or those with pre-existing respiratory problems.
A total of 60 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery, according to Chinese state media.