Health 12:11 26/02/2020 World

Coronavirus spreading in Europe, Middle East

The coronavirus is spreading in Europe, the Middle East and other parts of the world, while parts of China begin to lower their emergency response level as the number of new cases reported there continues to slow, Al Jazeera reports. 

More deaths have been reported in Italy, while South Korea on Wednesday said an 11th person had died of the disease there. The country now has at least 1,146 cases of coronavirus after 169 more infections were confirmed, most of them in and around the city of Daegu.

Globally, at least 80,000 people have been diagnosed with the illness.

The virus has already spread in Latin America, with Brazil reporting its first possible case of coronavirus.

A 61-year-old man from Sao Paolo who recently returned from Italy is being tested for coronavirus, Brazil's health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The man travelled to Lombardy - the epicentre of the Italian outbreak - from February 9 to 21- and had developed symptoms including a sore throat and fever, the ministry said.

If the case is confirmed, it will be the first in South America.



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