Image copyright Getty Images Image caption France has had 11 confirmed cases of the disease A Chinese tourist has died in France after contracting the new coronavirus – the first fatality from the disease outside Asia. The victim was an 80-year-old man from China’s Hubei province, according to French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn.He arrived in…

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France has had 11 confirmed cases of the disease

A Chinese language vacationer has died in France after contracting the recent coronavirus – the main fatality from the disease outside Asia.

The victim was an 80-year-venerable man from China’s Hubei province, in step with French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn.

He arrived in France on 16 January and was positioned in quarantine in sanatorium in Paris on 25 January, she said.

Supreme three deaths had previously been reported outside mainland China – in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.

Nonetheless, extra than 1,500 of us hold died from the virus inner China, largely in Hubei where it first emerged.

A extra 2,641 of us were newly confirmed as infected, bringing the China’s total to 66,492.

In unhurried January, France grew to turn out to be the main European nation to verify cases of the virus. It has had 11 confirmed cases of the disease, formally known as Covid-19. Six of us remain in sanatorium.

The deceased man had been in a severe condition within the Bichat sanatorium in northern Paris, the health minister said. He died of a lung an infection on account of the coronavirus.

The man’s daughter is among these infected, but she is convalescing, Ms Buzyn said.

Five of the cases in France are British nationals who caught the virus at a chalet within the ski resort of Contamines-Montjoie.

Out of doors mainland China, there were extra than 500 cases in 24 worldwide locations.

Earlier, the US said it was sending a plane to Japan to evacuate People stuck on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is being held in quarantine in a Japanese port.

Out of 3,700 of us on board, 218 hold examined distinct for the virus. Australia also said it was fascinated by placing off its electorate from the ship.

In other traits:

  • Beijing has ordered each person returning to town to inch into quarantine for 14 days or threat punishment
  • Egypt’s health ministry on Friday confirmed the main case of the coronavirus in Africa. The ministry described the particular person as a foreigner, but didn’t expose their nationality
  • Six health crew were confirmed to hold died in China. Native authorities hold struggled to provide protecting equipment equivalent to respiratory masks, goggles and protecting fits to hospitals in Hubei

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