The student arrived in Waterford yesterday but left Wuhan some days ago - before the city was effectively shut down.
Thousands have been infected in China.
- AUSTRALIA: Foreign Minister Marise Payne said her government is "exploring all opportunities" to help with evacuation of a number of Australians reportedly in Wuhan.
The new coronavirus has infected more than 2,800 people in China, with 81 dead, and has spread to several countries. All the deaths were in China.
The U.S. said Sunday it is making plans to evacuate its diplomatic staff and other American citizens from Wuhan.
Hong Kong has banned all travel from China's Hubei province, whose capital Wuhan is the epicenter of the virus' spread, starting Monday indefinitely.
Landlocked Mongolia, which is heavily dependent on trade with China, closed the border with its huge neighbor to cars.
Zhou added that he and the Communist Party Secretary of Wuhan were willing to resign in exchange for forgiveness from the public. Following the accusations of covering up the truth about the epidemic, Zhou made the latest comments to state broadcaster CCTV today.
Images from Wuhan showing hospital corridors packed with people seeking treatment have circulated on social media, along with complaints of soaring prices for essentials such as vegetables.
- CHINA: The government cut transportation links to and from the city of Wuhan on January 22 and has since expanded those controls to several nearby cities. A total of 17 cities with over 50 million people have been locked down, as per Fox News.
The government has lengthened the week-long Lunar New Year holiday by three days to February 2 in a bid to contain the virus which has killed 81. Chinese-ruled Hong Kong, which has had eight confirmed cases, banned entry to people who had visited Hubei in the past 14 days.
"The epidemic is now entering a more serious and complex period", he said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his Cabinet will designate the new coronavirus as an infectious disease subject to forced hospitalization and isolation.
The virus is from the coronavirus family that includes the common cold but also more severe illnesses like SARS and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. That outbreak which occurred from 2002 to 2003, which originated in southern China, killed almost 800 around the world.
Firms are advised to collect health and travel declarations from their staff and to monitor their well-being and health upon their return, and the staff should also conduct self-health monitoring and temperature checks twice a day for two weeks after they come back to Singapore.
All five are said to be in good condition, but are isolated in hospitals as doctors and health officials try to find out more about the virus.
During the 2002-2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a coronavirus that originated in China and killed almost 800 people globally, air passenger demand in Asia plunged 45%.
The biggest impact will be on travel, hotels and restaurants but Chinese retail spending, factory output and investment also might suffer if the outbreak and quarantines last, forecasters say.
Gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd advised staff to work from home until February 7, and e-commerce firm Alibaba removed vendors' offers of overpriced face masks from its online Taobao marketplace as prices surged.