A man who died on a bus in China has tested positive for a virus more fatal than Covid-19 that has very similar symptoms, state media reports.
The victim died on a vehicle in Shandong as he made his way to work and was found to be suffering from hantavirus. News of the death comes just as the country is lifting quarantines implemented to deal with the novel coronavirus.
Yesterday the Global Times informed followers of the reason behind the worker’s death on social media, tweeting: ‘He was tested positive for #hantavirus. Other 32 people on the bus were also tested for the Virus.’.
Experts have reassured the public that this is not a new virus and is thought to only pass through humans in rare circumstances, unlike Covid-19, which has sparked a pandemic.