The first cases of coronavirus infection were observed in Latvia, Morocco, San Marino, and Saudi Arabia. This was reported by the health authorities of these countries.
In Latvia, a woman was diagnosed with coronavirus after she returned from Italy. She arrived with her family in Riga on February 29, by flight BT226 from Munich, where she had come to from Milan.
In addition, the Washington Post reported that Morocco's first case of a coronavirus was confirmed on Monday: a Moroccan citizen is living in Italy. She is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Casablanca.
According to Il Resto del Carlino, nine confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in the Republic of San Marino, one of which was fatal. An 88-year-old man died on March 1, in the infectious ward of Inferma Hospital in Rimini.
A Saudi man, who had traveled to Iran, the center of the outbreak in the Middle East, has been quarantined after being diagnosed with the infection, the Wall Street Jornal reports.
As we reported earlier, On Monday, March 2, the Head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the "moderate" level of risk of coronavirus for the population of the European Union had risen to "high".
"In other words, the virus is still spreading," von der Leyen said.