Authorities have effectively quarantined Wuhan, sealing off roads and shutting down public transport.
There were about 8,100 cases of Sars - severe acute respiratory syndrome - reported during that outbreak.
On January 9, the World Health Organization says the outbreak in Wuhan was caused by a previously unknown type of coronavirus, which is a broad family ranging from the common cold to more serious illnesses like SARS.
Europe so far has 25 people infected with the virus.
China, on the other hand, has "the best medical facilities to handle the patients suffering from the disease", the envoy stated.
In its daily update, figures from the health commission in Hubei, which has been hit hardest by the virus, also showed a sharp increase in confirmed infections with 2,103 new cases, bringing the death tolls in the province to 350, the local health commission said on Monday.
A "small number" of United Kingdom nationals are set to join the dozens at Arrowe Park Hospital in Merseyside on Sunday, according to the Liverpool Echo, after travelling from China on alternative flights, although the Foreign Office and Department of Health declined to confirm this.
The Philippines has reported the first death related to a new virus outside of China. They went into a two-week quarantine.
The US and Australia have said they will deny entry to all foreign visitors who had recently been to China, where the 2019-nCov strain of the coronavirus first emerged in December.
Vietnam counted its seventh case, a Vietnamese-American man who had a two-hour layover in Wuhan on his way from the U.S.to Ho Chi Minh City. They said that 14,380 cases had been confirmed in the country.
China also confirmed 315 more severe infections, putting that total at 2,110.
The Philippines reported the first death on Sunday outside of China from a new coronavirus, deepening global fears about an epidemic that has claimed more than 300 lives.
As France announces a sixth case, Russian Federation says it will close its border with China.
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WHO Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva that despite the emergency declaration, there is "no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with worldwide travel and trade".
The CDC also pointed to a limitation of its screening test for the virus - a negative result is merely a "point-in-time" snapshot that can not conclusively rule out the risk of a person developing the disease during the 14-day incubation period.
This weekend, South Korea and India flew hundreds of their citizens out of Wuhan.
"Foreign nationals, other than immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, who have travelled in China within the last 14 days will be denied entry into the United States", Health Secretary Alex Azar said.
At least 171 cases have been reported in more than two dozen other countries and regions, including the United States, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Britain.
"Countries need to get ready for possible importation in order to identify cases as early as possible and in order to be ready for a domestic outbreak control, if that happens", Galea told the Associated Press.
The flu-like virus includes respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
The ads will also target publications and forums known to be read by Chinese nationals in the United Kingdom, the Department of Health said.
The Trump administration's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that the Chinese so far "have been more transparent certainly than in past crises and we appreciate that and we continue to offer assistance to the Chinese".
Russian Federation announced the closure of its land border with China earlier in the week, following similar steps to some of China's other neighbours.
All Hubei schools will postpone the opening of the new semester until further notice and students from elsewhere who visited over the holiday will also be excused from classes.
It said the students would be screened upon arrival and quarantined for 14 days.
Zhejiang province has the highest number of confirmed cases outside central Hubei province at 661 confirmed infections, with 265 of those in Wenzhou.