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Chinese Citizen Tested for Coronavirus Infection at Greek Hospital

A Chinese citizen who recently traveled from China to Greece has developed symptoms related to coronavirus and he is undergoing tests at an Athens hospital on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old man was transferred to the Attikon Hospital on Tuesday evening, designated by the Ministry of Health as a Reference Center for the reception of the first suspected cases of the new coronavirus infection in Greece.

Test results are expected during the day. As of now, there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greece.

Meanwhile test results for possible infection by the coronavirus, of a Greek citizen who had recently traveled to China, were negative.

The man who was repatriated from the town of Wuhan was admitted at Sotiria Hospital, in Athens.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, although he has no symptoms, he is on voluntary isolation and medical supervision for 14 days, as the protocol specifies in these cases.

On Tuesday, China reported its highest daily coronavirus death toll. It announced 103 additional fatalities pushing the total past 1,100 and providing a somber warning that the epidemic represents “a very grave threat to the rest of the world.”

All but two of the 1,115 deaths attributed to the outbreak that emerged in December have been in mainland China.

The virus is continuing to spread into other countries: Almost 500 of the 45,182 confirmed cases are outside China. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reported the 13th case in the U.S.

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