"Airports and train stations that can be used to leave the city will be temporarily closed".
All the deaths have been reported in China.
The virus - which is also officially known as 2019-nCoV - is considered a strain of the coronavirus.
The new coronavirus has caused alarm for its similarity to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed almost 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. Common symptoms of the new virus include cough, fever, difficulties in breathing, and shortness of breath.
"At the moment, it is a local problem with a little bit of exportation to other countries, but not in a major way", he said.
It's in the same family of viruses as the well-known severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which have killed hundreds of people in the past 17 years.
After a meeting at its Geneva headquarters on Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it would decide on Thursday whether to declare the outbreak a global health emergency, which would step up the worldwide response.
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According to the Centres for the Disease Control and Prevention, the USA case is a man in his 30s who returned to Washington state from Wuhan on January 15.
Though people-to-people transmission of the virus has been confirmed, Zhong Nanshan, a renowned respiratory expert, said the current outbreak is still in the early stage of rapid change.
Seventeen people have died, all in Hubei province, since the outbreak emerged in its provincial capital of Wuhan late last month, officials announced Wednesday night.
Health Commission of Guangdong Province revealed the similar details, as per the reports, the 66-year-old man infected in Shenzhen had visited Wuhan on Dec 29 and fell ill beginning January after he returned home.
On Tuesday, the National Health Commission upgraded the coronavirus to a Class B infectious disease, but said it would use the stricter control measures for a Class A disease to handle the outbreak, meaning any infection nationwide must be reported within two hours and monitored.
"Most of the passengers we saw at the airports were wearing masks". Experts believe the first cases were transmitted by an animal.
Footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed Wuhan medical staff in full-body protective suits, gloves and plastic face visors as they registered patients.
Movie ticketing platform Toupiaopiao said they would give "unconditional refunds" for cinema bookings in Wuhan during the holiday period.
"This is a very profound lesson, which is that there must not be any cracks in our prevention and control", Wuhan Mayor Zhou Xianwang said about the infections of the medical workers in an interview with state broadcaster CCTV.