UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — One of the 56 Italian nationals evacuated from China’s Wuhan city has tested positive for the new coronavirus, Italy’s Health Ministry reported today.
The third case was confirmed at the Cecchignola military campus where evacuated persons are placed in quarantine.
The 30-year-old was immediately transported to the National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, the statement said.
This was the first Italian citizen to prove positive.
The first cases of coronavirus in Italy were confirmed last Friday when two Chinese tourists were hospitalized.
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak, which began in Wuhan in December, has risen to over 560, with more than 28,000 cases confirmed.
The virus is said to have been transmitted to humans by animals, especially nude.
The outbreak of the virus has raised the alarm worldwide.
In addition to China, the virus has spread to more than 20 countries, including the US, Britain, Singapore, France, Russia, Spain and India.
Many countries have evacuated their citizens from Wuhan and other affected areas of China, placing them in isolated medical care.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the virus an international emergency.
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