UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The number of people infected with the new type of coronavirus has increased in Germany to 10, since two of the citizens of Germany evacuated from Wuhan were infected, as reported by the administration of the Germersheim district (federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate).
Eight cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus in Germany were previously reported, all of them were recorded in Bavaria.
According to a statement published on the website of the Germersheim district administration, the infected people evacuated from Wuhan are currently isolated. It is noted that they will be delivered to the University Hospital of Frankfurt.
A plane with citizens of Germany evacuated from China landed at Frankfurt Airport on Saturday. On board, which started from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic is located, more than a hundred people arrived.
On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, located in the central part of the country.
Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – this is 2019-nCoV coronavirus. 304 people became coronavirus victims in China, about 14.4 thousand people were infected. About 100 more people in almost 20 countries fell ill outside of China. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international concern.
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