Coronavirus. First death outside China confirmed

According to news agencies, which cite the Philippine government, this is a 44-year-old man of Chinese nationality, born in Wuhan.

It is known that the individual was infected before arriving in the Philippines. He was admitted to a hospital in Manila and could not resist worsening pneumonia symptoms.

He developed severe pneumonia. In the last few days, he was stable and showed signs of improvement. However, the patient’s condition has worsened in the last 24 hours, resulting in his death ”, Said Health Secretary Francisco Duque

According to a representative of the World Health Organization in the Philippines, the virus was not acquired within the country. According to Rabbi Abeyasinghe, the man lived in Wuhan.

The announcement came after the Philippines decided to bar foreigners from China from entering the country and to advise citizens against traveling to the country of the great wall.

In the last few hours the Chinese authorities have taken a fresh look: 304 people died and there are more than 14,000 infected with the new coronavirus.

The Chinese city of Wuhan, in Hubei province, is the most affected by this outbreak, identified in the region just over a month ago.

Outside Chinese borders, there are at least 50 confirmed cases in more than 20 countries.

Airplane with Portuguese has already started its journey

However already the plane carrying Portuguese citizens is on its way Wuhan residents who asked to be removed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The aircraft flew over Russia last night, departing Wuhan at about 1:30 am on Sunday, Lisbon time. It also includes people from other European countries.

The plane is due to arrive in Marseille in the morning.

This Saturday, the Ministry of Health met with several entities involved in the operation to repatriate the Portuguese from Wuhan.

Upon arrival in Portugal, patients who have asked to stay in isolation will be referred to the Pulido Valente Hospital, in Lisbon, and to the Military Hospital, in Porto.


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