Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra confirmed the country’s first case of novel coronavirus, during a televised statement on Friday.
The patient is a 25-year-old man who had returned from a trip to Europe.
“The first case of COVID-19 coronavirus in our country has been confirmed is a 25-year-old male patient, he was in Spain, France and the Czech Republic,” Vizcarra said. “We have arranged through the Ministry of Health all the appropriate measures, from the medical point of view, so that this patient who is stable has comprehensive care,” he added.
Peru has become the latest Latin American nation to record a case of coronavirus, joining Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Mexico.
Source: CNN News