Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in South America as outbreak widens

The first case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in South America as the outbreak continues to spread around the world.
Health authorities in Brazil announced on Wednesday that a man had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Sao Paulo, meaning that the deadly infection has now reached every continent besides Antarctica.

The news came as the coronavirus crisis deepened in Europe, with Italy confirming its twelfth death since a dramatic surge in the number of diagnoses there began last week.
Greece has also reported its first case and France the first death of one of its own nationals, with a 60-year-old man confirmed to have died in Paris overnight.
He was the second coronavirus fatality in the country, after a Chinese national from Hubei province died last month.


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Source : Sky News