Paris: France’s health minister Agnes Buzyn announced the first coronavirus death in Europe after an 80-year-old Chinese tourist passed away from the deadly virus.
The patient, a Chinese tourist from the province of Hubei, had a lung infection caused by the COVID-19 virus. He arrived in France on 16 January then was hospitalized on 25 January under strict isolation measures. His condition deteriorated rapidly.
His daughter was also hospitalized but authorities say she is expected to recover.
Europe has 46 cases of the virus that first emerged in central China in December. Nine European nations have reported cases, with Germany having the most at 16.