Japan confirms second case of Wuhan virus

A box of masks sits on a pharmacy floor. (AP pic)

TOKYO: Japan has confirmed a second case of infection by the new coronavirus from China, the health ministry said on Friday.

The infection was confirmed in a man in his 40s who lives in Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak – and travelled to Japan, the health ministry said in a statement.

The man, who arrived in Japan on Sunday, is currently hospitalised, the ministry said.