Brazil confirms first case of coronavirus in Latin America

Brazilian officials reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Latin America. Health Ministry said.

As the case is now officially confirmed, the country becomes the first in South America.

A 61-year-old man from Sao Paolo who recently returned from Italy is being tested for coronavirus, Brazil's health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The man travelled to Lombardy - the epicentre of the Italian outbreak - from February 9 to 21- and had developed symptoms including a sore throat and fever, the ministry said.

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