Japan and the United States on Wednesday geared up to airlift hundreds of their citizens from ground zero of China's deadly virus epidemic, which has so far claimed more than 100 lives.
With Chinese markets shut investors were selling the offshore yuan CNH= and the Australian dollar AUD=D3 as a proxy for risk
The total number of confirmed cases in China had risen about 30% to 2,744.
The total number of confirmed cases in China now stands at 1,287, the National Health Commission said in a statement on Saturday.
It was a “bit too early” to consider outbreak a “Public Health Emergency of Int'l Concern,” WHO Emergency Committee panel chair Didier Houssin said after body met in Geneva.
Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down $1.05, or 1.7%, to $62.16 a barrel by 0125 GMT, and earlier dropped to the lowest since Dec. 4, after falling 2.1% the previous session.
The man, a US resident in his 30s who lives near Seattle, is in good condition, according to federal and state officials.