First death reported outside China

The first death from the coronavirus outbreak has been reported from outside China.

BBC reported that the death was recorded in the Philippines. The patient was a 44 years old Chinese man from Wuhan, in Hubei province.

This was were the virus was first detected in December before spreading to other provinces in the China. Currently all the provinces are under lockdown by the Chinese government.

According to the Philippines Department of Health, the dead man had travelled to the country from Wuhan through Hong-Kong with a 38 years old woman who also tested positive to the disease.

His death was confirmed shortly after the Philippines announced that it will halt the arrival of foreigners coming from China. The country has also begun a contact tracing of persons who might have been in…

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