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Mexico Confirms First Case Of COVID-19

The patient, who was recently in northern Italy, tested positive in two tests on Thursday, and in one more early Friday morning.
29 Feb 2020 14:07
Mexico Confirms First Case Of COVID-19
Mexico's Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell Ramirez speaks at a press conference in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, on Feb. 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Str)

The Mexican government announced on Friday the country’s first case of COVID-19.

Mexico’s Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell Ramirez told a news conference that a 35-year-old man has tested positive for the virus.

The patient, who was recently in northern Italy, tested positive in two tests on Thursday, and in one more early Friday morning, the official added.

He also reported that there are five people close to the patient who are already under review and isolation, adding that it is a case of low risk.

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