Reports: Beijing airport uncovers passenger from Moscow suspected of having COVID-19

Jordan records first novel coronavirus case

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Authorities of Beijing’s Capital International Airport has revealed a passenger with a suspected novel coronavirus case aboard an Aeroflot plane, the Russian Embassy in China said on Monday.

According to the diplomatic mission statement posted on its website: "On the morning of March 2, a passenger suspected of having a respiratory disease caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus was uncovered on Aeroflot’s SU204 flight from Moscow."

According to a source, some of the passengers who arrived on that flight, including Russian citizens, have been transported to a specially equipped hotel for medical examination. 

The number of Russian citizens sent for the examination is being specified.

Meanwhile, the first case of the novel coronavirus has been recorded in Jordan, Al Jazeera reported, citing local TV.

According to the reports, a person who arrived in Jordan from Italy has tested positive for the coronavirus.

COVID-19 cases have also been reported in more than 65 countries, including Russia.

Chinese authorities confirmed that about 80,000 people have been infected with the virus in the country.

 The worldwide death toll has passed 3000, while over 44,550 patients reported to have recovered.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global health emergency and named the virus COVID-19.

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