Coronavirus Reaches Europe

France confirms 3 cases of Wuhan virus
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2020 5:45 AM CST
In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, a staff member moves bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center in Wuhan, China.   (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)

(Newser) – On the same day the US confirmed its second case of the Wuhan coronavirus, France announced it has three cases—the first three to be confirmed in Europe, France24 reports. One of the patients recently returned from a trip to China during which he stopped in Wuhan. "He's in isolation and he's doing well," the health minister says, per CNN. No details were yet available on the other two. Australia and Malaysia then announced their first cases Saturday, the AP and Reuters report. The virus has also reached every Chinese province except the remote autonomous regions of Qinghai and Tibet, as well as Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, and Vietnam. (Read more coronavirus stories.)

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