Ireland and Luxembourg have announced the first cases of the emerging coronavirus, which continues to spread in the world.
The Irish government revealed, on Saturday, the first infection with the Coronavirus diagnosed with an Irishman returning from northern Italy.
The Ministry of Health said that the man from eastern Ireland “received medical follow-up” under the approved protocol, after a positive diagnosis of virus infection.
The ministry pointed out that this infection “is linked to a trip to an area affected by (the coronavirus) is northern Italy, according to” AFP”.
The authorities were able to quickly identify the persons with whom the patient communicated, in order to “inform them and advise them, to avoid the spread of the virus.”
Luxembourg also saw the diagnosis of the first case of the Coronavirus,” Health Minister Polit Linner announced Saturday night.
“The patient, who was in his 40s, was in Italy and returned by plane through Charleroi airport in Belgium,” Linner said at a press conference, adding that the patient showed symptoms “at the beginning of the week. “
He noted that there is ongoing research” to identify individuals “who have been patient contact with them, knowing that the patient was isolated with his family in the center of Luxembourg , the Hospital, but his family did not show them any symptoms.