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Emergency services personnel wearing surgical masks and dress attend to a person suspected of coronavirus infection in this still frame obtained from January 23, 2020 social media video, at Eastpoint Mall, Singapore. -Kiwibebe /via Reuters

SINGAPORE: Singapore confirmed a fourth imported case of the Wuhan coronavirus early on Sunday.

In a statement issued past midnight today, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said the fourth confirmed case is a 36-year-old male from Wuhan, China, who arrived in the city-state with his family on Jan 22.

He is currently warded in an isolation room at the Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) and his condition is stable, the ministry said.

It was reported that he was asymptomatic during his flight to Singapore.

He subsequently developed a cough on Jan 23 and went to the SKH Emergency Department the next day.

“He was classified as a suspect case and was immediately isolated,” said the ministry, adding that subsequent tests confirmed the Wuhan coronavirus infection at about 9.30pm on Jan 25.

Prior to the hospital admission, the MOH said the man had stayed at the Village Hotel Sentosa.

The MOH said it has initiated epidemiological investigations and contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with him.

The first confirmed case was announced on Jan 23 and another two the following day. - Bernama

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