Wuhan virus versus Sars - which is more deadly?

A man is seen wearing a face mask near the Forbidden City in Beijing on Jan 25, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

The speed at which the Wuhan virus has raced across China and turned up in a growing list of countries, including Singapore, has gripped the world's attention.

It has also forced the Chinese government to take the unusual step of banning travel out of a growing number of Chinese cities in a bid to contain the epidemic.

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