A rat strain of hepatitis E is contagious to humans, but no one knows how – and medical examinations worldwide have not been searching for it.
The court's oldest justice has had a host of health issues in recent years.
The president explained that he is concerned that there may be severe psychological implications due to the coronavirus restrictions.
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‘If your fever spikes to 100.4° Fahrenheit (38° Celsius), you need to get to the ER right away.'
The man who died was a companion of a 38-year-old Chinese woman, also from Wuhan, who was the first to test positive for the virus in the Philippines. They arrived from Hong Kong on January 21.
The health commission for Hubei said on Thursday that deaths in the province from the new coronavirus had risen by 37 to 162, while a further 1,032 cases had been detected.
"The health system is organized and ready, and in constant contact with the World Health Organization and health agencies worldwide," the ministry said in a statement.
If it does so it will be only the sixth international emergency to be declared in the last decade.