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Wuhan coronavirus: Belarus reports first confirmed case

Christian Fernsby |
Authorities in Belarus have reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in that country, identifying the person as a student from Iran.

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Topics: WUHAN    CORONAVIRUS    BELARUS   

The Health Ministry on February 27 said tests conducted at the National Scientific and Practical Epidemiology Center were positive for the Wuhan coronavirus on an Iranian national who arrived in the country on February 22.

The ministry said the patient is in "satisfactory" condition and that he is being quarantined at the Minsk Infectious Diseases Hospital.

The report comes as neighboring Lithuania also reported its first infection following the virus outbreak that began in China.


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