6 April 2020

First death from coronavirus confirmed in Europe

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An 80-year-old Chinese tourist affected by the coronavirus who was hospitalized in Paris has died, French Health Minister Agnes Buzin said on Saturday during a press briefing. reports citing foreign media that French Health Minister Agnes Buzin announced the first death linked to this virus in France and in Europe.

"A Chinese tourist originating from the province of Hubei arrived in France on 16 January. He had been hospitalized at Bichat hospital, with strict measures of solitary confinement until 25 January. His condition had deteriorated rapidly and he had been in critical condition for several days, being taken into intensive care," the minister said.

The patient's daughter, also suffering from the coronavirus, "was also taken care of at Bichat hospital. Her state of health is no longer a cause for concern and she should be able to be released soon," Buzin added.

2020.02.15 / 17:12
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