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Japanese doctors cured first patient infected with coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The man was the first to contract a new type of coronavirus without traveling outside the country
20:58, 8 February 2020

Reuters

Japanese doctors cured a man who was first infected with the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus. It is reported by the Nihon Keizai newspaper.

It is noted that on February 8, a 60-year-old patient was discharged from a hospital in Nara Prefecture.

According to doctors, the man worked as a bus driver for a group of Chinese tourists. He is the first to become infected with a new type of coronavirus without leaving the country.

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In Wuhan, China, where there was an outbreak of coronavirus, the first victims appeared among ill foreigners. According to Reuters, a 60-year-old US citizen died from the virus in Jinting Hospital.

The death of an American was confirmed at the US Embassy in Beijing.

In addition, Kyodo, citing the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reports the death of a Japanese citizen in Wuhan from severe pneumonia.

According to a media source in the Japanese government, a 60-year-old man was hospitalized on January 22 with severe pneumonia. Wuhan hospital staff diagnosed the patient, but were unable to pinpoint whether the disease was caused by a new coronavirus.

As we reported before, Healthcare Ministry of Japan stated that number of people diagnosed with coronavirus at Diamond Princess cruise ship increased thrice.

The ministry noted that 41 people at the vessel, which is under quarantine in Yokohama, Japan, has positive test for new type of coronavirus.

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