BERLIN – (Reuters) – Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the coronavirus that broke out in China, raising concerns about the spreading of the flu-like virus after the death toll in China climbed to 106.
Bavaria’s health ministry said late on Monday that a man in the town of Starnberg, 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Munich, had been confirmed as suffering from the virus.
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The patient is in “good condition” and isolated under medical observation, the ministry in the southern state said in a statement posted on its website. It did not disclose any details of the patient’s age or nationality.
“People who have been in contact (with the patient) have been informed in detail about possible symptoms, hygiene measures and transmission channels,” the ministry said.
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It will hold a news conference at 10 am local time (0900 GMT).
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