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Portugal Reports First COVID-19 Case

The confirmed case is a 60-year-old doctor who had travelled to Italy, and "another case awaits a counter-examination.
03 Mar 2020 13:06
Portugal Reports First COVID-19 Case
A barge on the Douro River in Porto, Portugal, Sept. 29, 2017. Porto is the second largest city of Portugal. (Xinhua/Zhang Liyun)

A Portuguese male national tested positive for the novel coronavirus, marking the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the country, the Portuguese Health Ministry announced here on Monday.

“There is a confirmed case and another case awaits a counter-examination,” Health Minister Marta Temido told a press conference.

Both patients were taken to a hospital in Porto and are in stable condition.

The confirmed case is a 60-year-old doctor who had travelled to Italy, and the other a 33-year-old male who had returned from Spain.

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