Worldwide

Europe reports first coronavirus fatality, after Chinese tourist's death in France

Europe reports first coronavirus fatality, after Chinese tourist's death in France”

The victim was an 80-year-old woman from China's Hubei province, according to reports.

A Chinese tourist has died in France after contracting the new coronavirus - the first fatality from the disease outside Asia. Infographic by PA Graphics.

Only three deaths had previously been reported outside mainland China - in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.

That increase saw the total reach 1,523 deaths.

France has recorded 11 cases of the virus, out of a global total of 63,851.

However, authorities also said the latest 2,641 daily new cases of the virus represented a "major drop", due to the widespread implementation of a new diagnostic method.

The epidemic has killed nearly 1,400 people.

The person taken ill is one of nine people diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK.

On Friday, the first COVID-19 infection was reported in Africa when Egypt confirmed a case.

A Channel 4 spokesman said: "On Thursday, a member of staff at Channel 4 who had travelled to Asia within the last month felt unwell". He was hospitalised at Bichat with strict isolation measures on 25 January.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


15 February 2020
LeBron, Giannis choose teams for NBA All-Star Game
With the National Basketball Association exchange deadline now out of the equation, the focus shifts to the All-Star weekend. The 69 NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the United Center in Chicago, airing live at 8 p.m.

15 February 2020
Katy Perry talks dealing with negativity
A source told E! "The wedding was supposed to be in September, then December and now early next year. Realizing that they are not being invited, Luke said: "We were in limbo.

15 February 2020
China Dispatches Some 25,000 Medics to Coronavirus-Hit Hubei Province
The virus is killing around 2% of those infected, but has spread faster than other respiratory viruses that emerged this century. The mission, including worldwide experts, will also look at how and when more than 1,700 health workers contracted the virus.

15 February 2020
‘Stranger Things’ season 4 trailer released (Spoiler Warning)
After this first teaser, we can't wait to see what Stranger Things 4 has in store, all we know is we must pray for the American. This affiliate advertising program also provides a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

15 February 2020
Travellers From China Will Be Banned From Australia For Another Week
He said Beijing and Shanghai have tightly controlled COVID-19 virus and account for around 33 per cent of airline movements. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus has reached more than 60,300 and the death toll stands at 1369.

15 February 2020
Storm Dennis - vigilance advised ahead of further severe weather this weekend
The "main areas of concern" on Saturday are north and south-west England, and Wales, followed by south-east England on Sunday. The worst-hit areas could see between 120-140mm of rainfall and gusts of up to 80mph over the weekend, the Met Office said.

15 February 2020
Samsung launches its second foldabe, the Galaxy Z Flip, for $1,380
There is but one catch: Australia isn't one of the first countries scheduled to get the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip . The Galaxy Z Flip goes on sale February 14, retailing at $1,380.

15 February 2020
Google brings "Emoji Kitchen" that mixes two Emojis
Now the owners of smartphones will get the opportunity to add items of some emoticons to others. The emoji sticker pack features 40 emoji combinations built by developer Maxence Guegnolle.

15 February 2020
This is Windows 10X running on a MacBook - and it's glorious
What is unexpected is that Windows 10X already runs surprisingly well on a MacBook despite being an early work in progress. Windows 10X has been installed and successfully run on an Apple MacBook by a developer who shared the details on Twitter.

07 August 2019
Is Downsizing to a Smaller Home a Smart Decision?
Game of Thrones Slot Based on the hugely popular Game of Thrones TV series, this slot has gained its popularity due to that show. Those looking to change their lives with a huge win are all now heading over to the Mega Moolah slot game to try their luck.