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Turkish health minister says first coronavirus patient confirmed

by Reuters
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:04 GMT

ANKARA, March 11 (Reuters) - Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said late on Tuesday that one male patient was diagnosed with the new coronavirus after tests, in the country's first confirmed case, and that the patient is isolated.

Family members of the patient are under observation, Koca said. (Reporting by Mert Ozkan Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun Editing by Leslie Adler)

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