On Jan. 28, the Kunshan health authority confirmed two cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus.
The patients are a couple from Hubei province – a 64-year-old man and 62-year-old woman – who live in Kunshan. They have been isolated and are receiving treatment at a hospital in Suzhou. Both are in stable condition, according to a notice from the Kunshan government.
Four people who came into close contact with the patients are undergoing medical observation, the notice added.
Duke Kunshan is closely monitoring all developments surrounding the coronavirus. The university has introduced a series of strict measures to help protect students, faculty and staff who are staying on campus or elsewhere in Kunshan.