Chile has confirmed the country’s first case of the novel coronavirus in a statement from the the Ministry of Health on Tuesday.
The statement identifies the patient as a 33-year-old doctor who traveled to various southeastern countries for one month. The patient spent time in Singapore, the statement added.
The patient will be discharged but will remain under observation at their place of residence, according to the Ministry of Health.
Chilean president Sebastian Piñera addressed the nation Tuesday and called for tranquility. He assured citizens that the country has adopted all the measures recommended by the World Health Organization to “protect the health of all Chileans.”