31 suspected MERS cases tested negative in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, June 11 (IANS) Hong Kong health authorities on Thursday said 31 suspected cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were tested negative.

Controller of the Centre for Health Protection Leung Ting-hung said that no confirmed case of MERS was found in Hong Kong so far, Xinhua news agency reported.

The centre will update the number of suspected cases of MERS twice a day, Leung said, adding that transparency will be maintained when notifying the public, from Thursday.

Meanwhile, 14 new confirmed cases were reported in South Korea on Thursday, raising the total number to 122.

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