First coronavirus case confirmed in Germany

Published: 28 Jan 2020   

Online Desk

Health authorities in Germany’s southern Bavarian region have confirmed the country’s first case of the deadly coronavirus spreading in China.


The virus, which can cause a pneumonia-like acute respiratory infection, has in a matter of weeks killed more than 80 people and infected some 2,740 in China, while cases have been identified in more than a dozen other countries, reports AFP.


“A man in the Starnberg region has been infected with the new coronavirus,” a spokesperson for the ministry said, adding that the patient was under surveillance in an isolation ward.


The ministry gave no further details on how the patient came to be infected but said he was in a “medically good state”.


France was the first European country to be affected by the outbreak, which has reported three known cases of the virus.


All three had recently travelled to China and have been placed in isolation.


Germany has recommended its citizens avoid “unnecessary” trips to China as the virus spreads.


The country is also considering the possible evacuation of its nationals from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus.


Read More

Why your new work colleague could be a robot

Why your new work colleague could be a robot

You hear EVA before you see it. A whirring and ...

Wasa’s tariff-hike proposal irrational: TIB

Wasa’s tariff-hike proposal irrational: TIB

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Tuesday described the proposal of ...

India's bird population 'going down sharply'

India's bird population 'going down sharply'

Much of India's bird population has sharply declined in the ...

19-men committee formed to prevent rumors: Hasan

19-men committee formed to prevent rumors: Hasan

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today told the Jatiya Sangsad ...

Coronavirus: elderly and sick are most at risk

Coronavirus: elderly and sick are most at risk

Health officials in China have published the first details of ...

ECNEC approves project to enhance Mongla Port’s capacity

ECNEC approves project to enhance Mongla Port’s capacity

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has ...

HSBC axes 35,000 jobs as profits slump

HSBC axes 35,000 jobs as profits slump

Asia-focused banking giant HSBC on Tuesday axed 35,000 jobs, far ...

Nepal gets permission to use Saidpur airport

Nepal gets permission to use Saidpur airport

Nepal has been given permission to use Saidpur Airport to ...