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Romania confirms first case of coronavirus -Realitatea TV

by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 17:28 GMT

BUCHAREST, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Romania confirmed its first case of coronavirus - a man who returned three weeks ago from Italy, television station Realitatea Plus said on Tuesday, quoting medical sector sources.

Realitatea said the person had been quarantined at the Bucharest infectious diseases hospital Matei Bals. Officials at the hospital was not immediately available for comment.

The coronavirus outbreak has already killed more than 2,600 people, most of them in China, and spread to about 29 other countries, according to a Reuters tally. The number of confirmed cases has risen above 80,000.

Europe's biggest outbreak is in Italy, with some 220 infections - from just three before Friday - and seven dead. There are around 1.3 million Romanians living and working in Italy. (Reporting by Radu Marinas Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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