Denmark announces first coronavirus case

AFP Copenhagen, Denmark Feb 27, 2020, 12.03 PM(IST)

A man wearing a mask walks past a hospital amid a coronavirus outbreak.  Photograph:( Reuters )

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'The man who came back from a skiing trip with his wife and son on February 24 has been suffering since then from a cough and a temperature,' Denmark's public health agency said.

Denmark reported its first coronavirus case Thursday, a man who had returned from a skiing holiday in northern Italy which has become a hotspot for the disease.

"The man who came back from a skiing trip with his wife and son on February 24 has been suffering since then from a cough and a temperature," Denmark's public health agency said in a statement.

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"The man tested positive, but the results of his wife and son are negative," it said.

The man is relatively well and has returned to his home, where he remains in isolation with his family, it added.

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According to public TV station TV2, the man is one of its employees.

On Wednesday, a second death was reported in France while, Brazil, Georgia, Norway and North Macedonia reported their first coronavirus case. 

France is on high alert after neighbouring Italy became a hotbed of the virus, where 12 people have been killed, infecting 400 others.