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Bavarian state minister for health and nursing Melanie Huml, President of the Bavarian state office for health and food safety Dr. Andreas Zapf and Bavarian head of the task force of infectious diseases Dr. Martin Hoch address a news conference, after Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the coronavirus that broke out in China, in Munich, Germany. -Reuters
Bavarian state minister for health and nursing Melanie Huml, President of the Bavarian state office for health and food safety Dr. Andreas Zapf and Bavarian head of the task force of infectious diseases Dr. Martin Hoch address a news conference, after Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the coronavirus that broke out in China, in Munich, Germany. -Reuters

MUNICH: Germany’s first confirmed coronavirus patient caught the disease from a Chinese colleague who visited Germany last week, officials said on Tuesday, in the first human-to-human transmission on European soil, according to an AFP tally.

The Chinese employee, a woman from Shanghai, “started to feel sick on the flight home on January 23“, Andreas Zapf, head of the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety, said at a press conference.

A 33-year-old German, with whom she had attended a meeting in Bavaria, tested positive for the virus on Monday evening. - AFP

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