Belarus confirms first case of coronavirus

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Belarus has recorded its first case of novel coronavirus in the country, identifying the patient as a student from Iran, the Belarus Ministry of Health said today in a statement on its official website.

“During a laboratory test on February 27, the virus was detected in an Iranian citizen who arrived on a flight from Baku on February 22,” the statement says. “The patient and those who were in contact with him are quarantined in Minsk, the young man’s condition is satisfactory.”

The health ministry added that it began testing all travelers coming from South Korea, Iran, and Italy on February 20.

Source: cnn.com

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