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Germany confirms seven cases of coronavirus

Germany confirms seven cases of coronavirus”

Germany on Sunday said it had 10 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

"Thus, there are now a total of seven known coronavirus cases in Bavaria", the Bavarian Health Ministry said in a statement.

In France, for the first time outside China, a healthcare worker was diagnosed as being ill with 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease.

Since emerging out of Wuhan late previous year, the coronavirus has infected almost 14,500 people across China and reached 24 countries. A child of one of the German employees has also been infected. Both were being treated in hospital, Webasto said.

Webasto, based in southern Germany, said that 122 employees tested negative for the virus this week but that some results were still outstanding.

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In a press release, the German automotive supplier Webasto confirmed that one German and one Chinese employee tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of infected employees to seven, five German and two Chinese employees among them.

"A round of testing for employees took place there on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday", the ministry said of the company. Other illnesses in Germany were disclosed during the course of the week.

The headquarters will remain closed through Monday.

The 102 evacuees on board the flight from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak of a novel coronavirus, will be kept in quarantine for 14 days.



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