First coronavirus fatality outside Asia as Chinese tourist dies in Paris

Paris: An elderly Chinese tourist hospitalised in France has died of the coronavirus, becoming the first fatality in Europe, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday.

Travellers arriving at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The man who died in Paris from coronavirus on Friday was an elderly Chinese tourist. Credit:Bloomberg

Outside mainland China, there have been about 500 cases in some 24 countries and territories.

Until the death in France, there had been three deaths outside China, with one in Japan, one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.

Reuters

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