Mr Shorley’s father told The Sun he was “two days away from death” and would be dead “if he was not so fit. ”
There are now more than 728 known cases worldwide and three deaths have been linked to the virus.
In the central China city of Wuhan , where the virus first emerged, 170 new cases were found over the weekend , bringing the total to 437, including three deaths.
According to the local health commission, 437 people are still being treated in hospital, while have been cured.
The outbreak has also spread to more cities including the capital Beijing, where two cases were recorded, and the southern city of Shenzhen, where there is so far one confirmed case.
Outside China, two cases have been reported in Thailand and one in Japan, all involving people from Wuhan or who recently visited the city.
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A quarantine officer at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, South Korea, uses an electronic thermometer to check the temperature of passengers arriving by plane from Wuhan, China, 27 January, . (EPA / Yonhap)
Other countries have been put on alert as millions of Chinese tourists prepare to travel during the Lunar New Year holiday, which begins later this week.
Chinese president Xi Jinping said the country would “resolutely curb” the spread of the outbreak, according to state TV, adding: “People’s lives and health should be given top priority.”
The new virus belongs to the same family of coronaviruses that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ( Sa
rs ), which killed nearly (people globally during a) (/ outbreak, which also started in China.
Some experts say the new virus may not be as deadly as Sars, but there is still little known about it including its origin and how easily it can be transmitted between humans.
Additional reporting by agencies.
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