Germany has confirmed first confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus. This is believed to be the first human transmission in Europe.
Head of the Bavarian state office for health and food safety, Andreas Zapf said unlike the other patients, the 33-year-old German had not recently travelled to China.
The patient had attended a training session given by his Chinese colleague on 21 January at the office of a car parts supplier Webasto in Stockdorf in Bavaria and tested positive for the virus on Monday evening.
The Chinese colleague was in Germany last week and started to show symptoms of the disease on the flight home. On her return to China, she was confirmed to have caught the virus.
The woman had recently returned from visiting her parents in the Wuhan region, Zapf said.
Bavaria’s health ministry said in a statement posted on its website that the patient is in “good condition” and isolated under medical observation.
Health officials are also checking 40 people that the two infected workers have been in contact with recently, including colleagues and family members.
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