Gibraltar Confirms First Case Of Deadly Coronavirus In The Country

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Gibraltar has confirmed its first case of coronavirus outbreak on March 3 and CM Fabian Picardo said the patient had travelled to N Italy, as per the reports.

Written By Sounak Mitra | Mumbai | Updated On:

Gibraltar has confirmed its first case of coronavirus outbreak on March 3, as per the reports. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo wrote on Twitter that they have a confirmed case of COVID 19 in the British overseas territory. He added that the patient had  travelled to Northern Italy via Malaga airport. He also added that the government will be updating more information as soon as they are able to get updates on it. According to the international media reports, a government statement added that the person is now self-isolating and efforts are being made to contact medical staff with whom they have had contact. 

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On the other hand, Saudi Arabia has also confirmed its first case of the COVID-19 infection on March 3. The citizen that contracted the disease entered the Gulf country from Iran via Bahrain and did not confirm his travel itinerary at the border checkpoint, confirmed agency report. Health Ministry of Saudi Arabia said reportedly said that the patient was isolated from the premises with immediate effect.

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It said that citizens who interacted with the confirmed case were quarantined along with him. Their samples were in the laboratory with pending test results, it added. Jordan and Tunisia were among other countries that detected primary cases of COVID-19 recently. Czech Republic, Scotland, and the Dominican Republic also reported their first cases of coronavirus as the malignant pathogen spread to at least 60 countries across the globe.

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