The new coronavirus thought to have originated in Wuhan, China, was confirmed to have spread to Sri Lanka on Monday when the island nation’s health authority declared its first case.
“The health ministry is taking swift action to bring the situation under control,” Sri Lanka’s Health Promotion Bureau announced in a Facebook post.
“Contact tracing has been initiated to detect possible cross infections and prevent further spread,” the post said.
Media reports say the patient is a Chinese woman in her 40s. She arrived in Sri Lanka on Jan. 19.
Germany also confirmed its first case of the coronavirus late Monday local time in the southern state of Bavaria.
According to the statement posted on the Bavaria health department website, the male patient is isolated and in “good condition.”
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