France announces first coronavirus death outside Asia

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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 - 11:57 GMT

As of Saturday, almost 1,300 people have been infected across China, the bulk of them in and around Wuhan - AFP

As of Saturday, almost 1,300 people have been infected across China, the bulk of them in and around Wuhan - AFP

PAIRS, Feb 15 (MENA) - An elderly Chinese tourist hospitalised in France has died of the coronavirus, becoming the first fatality in Europe, France 24 quoted French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn as saying on Saturday.

France has recorded 11 cases of the virus, out of a global total of 63,851.The vast majority of those suffering from the virus are in China.The epidemic has killed almost 1,400 people.

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