"We're frustrated by the fact we don't know what's going on", Sophie said. It said a reopening date would be announced based on the advisement of local authorities.
Image copyright EPA Image caption More people have been spotted wearing masks in London in recent days where many are celebrating the Lunar New Year. The vast majority of the infections and all the deaths have been in mainland China, but fresh cases are popping up.
It has also spread to Europe, with three cases confirmed in France. The Health Ministry said he did not exhibit any symptoms on his flight.More news: Logitech Powered wireless chargers offer Qi support and style to spare
In the epicentre city of Wuhan, Hubei's capital, new restrictions went into effect Sunday banning most cars from the streets of the metropolis of 11 million. The city will assign 6,000 taxis to neighbourhoods to help people get around if they need to. The third patient is at a hospital in Bordeaux. The city has said another hospital was expected to be completed 3 February.
After a slow start when the first cases were diagnosed in December, Chinese officials have sought to demonstrate a strong response to the outbreak - unlike during SARS, when they downplayed the threat for months. The 62-year-old physician worked at the ear, nose and throat department at Hubei Xinhua Hospital.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Sunday the infected person presented themselves for care once they noticed that they were not feeling well and is now receiving medical attention for the coronavirus.
Wuhan is building two new hospitals with a combined 2,300 beds to treat patients.
Health officials say the US has five confirmed cases of the new pneumonia-like virus from China. It can worsen to pneumonia, which can be fatal.More news: Coronavirus Maps Deploying Malware On PCs
Increasingly drastic anti-disease efforts began with the January 22 suspension of plane, train and bus links to Wuhan, the city of 11 million people where the outbreak began last month. Public events and tourist attractions in Beijing were also canceled out of precaution.
Health workers check drivers and passengers' body temperature in effort to contain novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan and surrounding areas of China People arriving at the global terminal at Toronto's Pearson Airport wear masks following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, photo, travelers wearing face masks walk with their luggage at Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in southern China's Hubei province.
He said: "I am working closely with the other United Kingdom chief medical officers".
The rapid increase in reported deaths and illnesses does not necessarily mean the crisis is getting worse but could reflect better monitoring and reporting of the virus.
The virus has so far killed 56 people.More news: Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton tests positive for COVID-19