Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11:04
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A 60-year-old Frenchman has died of the new virus in a Paris hospital, the second virus-related demise in France because it emerged in China late final yr.
The pinnacle of France’s nationwide well being service, Jerome Salomon, made the announcement Wednesday, however did not say the place the person contracted the virus or present different particulars.
The person was amongst three new instances of the virus introduced in France on Wednesday.
One of many others was a 36-year-old man who had made repeated journeys to the Italian area of Lombardy, however he does not have any extreme signs, Salomon mentioned.
The opposite is a Frenchman within the northern metropolis of Amiens who’s in intensive care, and an investigation is underway into the place and the way he contracted the virus, Salamon mentioned.
France is stepping up restrictions on individuals who have traveled from neighboring Italy after a brand new outbreak of the virus there.
France has reported 17 instances of the virus, together with two deaths. The primary demise was an 80-year-old vacationer from China.