Coronavirus confirmed for Russian citizen who returned from Italy

Russia has confirmed its first coronavirus case for a citizen who returned from Italy, Sputnik News reports.

According to a statement from the health authorities, a young man fell ill during his vacation in Italy on 21 February. He returned to Moscow on 23 February and stayed at his home outside the city.

He contacted a doctor on 27 February and was hospitalized on the same day.  

After a laboratory test, he was confirmed to have the COVID-19 infection. 

Italy has been a hotbed of the new coronavirus outbreak in Europe with 34 deaths and 1,577 people infected. 

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