Germany reports first coronavirus outbreak
Germany’s first recorded case of the dangerous coronavirus that broke out in China was announced.
Late Monday, Bavaria’s health department also said that a man in the town of Starnberg, 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Munich, was reported as withdrawing from the disease.
Bavaria’s health government said in a statement posted on its website that the patient is in “good condition,” and hospitalized under surgical observation. This did not reveal any specifics of the age or ethnicity of the individual.
“Individuals who were in contact (with the patient) were informed in detail about possible symptoms, hygiene interventions and channels of transmission,” the Department of Health retorted.
The outbreak, which erupted out at the end of last year in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, has to date killed 100 people, poisoned over 2,800 thousands, trapped tens of thousands during the major Lunar New Year holiday, and disrupted global markets.
In a dozen nations, from Japan to the United States, cases associated with people who flew from Wuhan have been verified.