Just like a cold: Wuhan tourist whose dad is S'pore's first coronavirus patient

Mr Wang's family holiday to Singapore was cut short after his father was diagnosed with the coronavirus. The elder Mr Wang was Singapore's first coronavirus patient. A few weeks later, the younger Mr Wang was also infected.
Mr Wang (left), the first coronavirus patient in Singapore, and his son who was also infected with coronavirus.
Mr Wang (left), the first coronavirus patient in Singapore, and his son who was also infected with coronavirus.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

SINGAPORE - When Mr Wang, a tourist from China, was admitted to hospital on Jan 24, he had only a slight cough but felt well otherwise.

Over the next few weeks, the cough persisted, but the 37-year-old Chinese national did not have any other symptoms such as a runny nose or fever.

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