A 60-year-old man has turn into the primary French sufferer of the coronavirus within the nation, the well being ministry introduced Wednesday.
The person died in a single day after being rushed to a Paris hospital in critical situation on Tuesday night, bringing the loss of life toll within the nation to 2, stated the ministry’s deputy head Jerome Salomon.
The primary sufferer was an 80-year-old Chinese language vacationer, who died in hospital in mid-February.
France has reported 4 different new instances of COVID-19 prior to now 24 hours, together with two folks getting back from Italy, bringing the overall variety of infections to 17.
Eleven different folks have recovered from the illness which has killed greater than 2,600 folks worldwide and contaminated virtually 80,000 others, primarily in China.
One of many 4 folks nonetheless being handled in hospital, a 55-year-old man, is listed in crucial situation within the northern metropolis of Amiens.
Two of the 4 had not too long ago returned from the Lombardy area of Italy, which is on the centre of Europe’s greatest outbreak of the illness with 10 useless.
The French authorities has requested residents getting back from Lombardy and the neighbouring Veneto area to keep away from “all non-essential outings” and maintain their kids dwelling from faculty.
The identical suggestions have been issued from folks getting back from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and South Korea.
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