28 Januari, 2020

Germany reports first case of coronavirus

Germany has reported its first case of the deadly coronavirus - in the southern region of Bavaria, the Bavarian health ministry said on Monday.

"A man in the Starnberg region has been infected with the new coronavirus," a spokesman for the ministry said, adding that he is under surveillance in an isolation ward.

The ministry gave no further details on how the patient came to be infected but said he was in a "medically good state".