Another case of Coronavirus confirmed in France – Update

epa08161524 Security personnel wearing hazardous material suits measure body temperatures of passengers at the entrance of a subway station in Beijing, China, 25 January 2020. Two airports in Beijing will start to measure temperatures for arriving passengers from 25 January 2020 as the outbreak of coronavirus has so far claimed 41 lives and infected about 1300 others, according to media reports. EPA-EFE/WU HONG

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Update: – France confirmed on Friday its first three cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with two patients being hospitalised in Paris and the other in the southwestern city of Bordeaux.

In a separate statement on Friday, the health ministry announced the third case, a relative of one of the first two.

Earlier, the charity SOS Medecins said it had treated one of the cases, a patient of Chinese origin who was showing symptoms of a fever and who said he had been in contact with people from Wuhan in China, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

It’s likely there are other cases in Europe, she added, as she warned people having travelled to China to avoid going to emergency rooms in the case that they have symptoms.

“It’s in emergency rooms in reality that people risk being in contact with others,” Buzyn told reporters.

Euronews / France 24

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