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First death from coronavirus reported in Europe

Source : 112 Ukraine

80-year-old infected man came from China and was in a hospital for a month
19:15, 16 February 2020

Reuters

A tourist from China died in France, becoming the first victim of a coronavirus in Europe. This is reported by BBC.

According to the French Minister of Health, an 80-year-old man on January 16 came from Hubei Province, the epicenter of coronavirus. He was quarantined at the hospital on January 25. His 50-year-old daughter is also infected with the virus and was hospitalized in France.

According to French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn, in addition to this woman with a diagnosis of coronavirus, five more people were hospitalized in the country. All of them are British citizens who became infected by their friend Briton while being at a French ski resort.

Related: Coronavirus: Death toll in China reaches 1,523

Outside of China, so far only three people have died from coronavirus - in Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Japan. But in China itself, the Covid-19 disease, caused by a coronavirus, has already claimed the lives of more than 1 500 people, mostly in Hubei province.

According to Chinese authorities, six doctors also died. Zeng Yixin, the vice-minister of the National Health Commission of China, said that 1102 health workers were infected in Wuhan and another 400 in other parts of Hubei Province.

Related: Outbreak of coronavirus in China opens up ‘certain opportunities’ for Ukraine, - minister



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