The first death from the coronavirus was recorded in the Philippines

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the First death due 2019 coronavirus-nCoV outside of China was in the Philippines. This is stated on the official website of the Philippine office of the world health organization (who) on Twitter.

According to the Ministry, died, 44-year-old man from Wuhan. He was the second patients in the Philippines who had confirmed a coronavirus. The death occurred on 1 February.

“In the Philippines was two confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus. Both men had close contacts and are residents of the Chinese Wuhan”, – added in the organization.

At the end of December 2019, for the first time became aware of cases of unknown pneumonia in China. Focus of infection called the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province.

the causative agent of the disease was 2019 coronavirus-nCoV. The who declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus emergency situation of international importance. According to the latest figures, killed 304 people, and the number infected has reached nearly 15 thousand.

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced the government decision to close all flights of the airlines in China, except for flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and back. Flights of Russian airlines in other cities in China translated regular basis for Charter.

a New mode of air transport with China introduced from 1 February. The restrictions on air traffic between Russia and China and the evacuation of Russians from Wuhan will not affect the planned export of Russian citizens from the Chinese island of Hainan.

About 1.7 thousand people were tested for the coronavirus in Moscow for the day.

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