Chinese tourist in France dies of coronavirus, first fatality in Europe: minister

PARIS (Reuters) – An elderly Chinese tourist hospitalized in France has died of the coronavirus, becoming the first fatality in Europe, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said 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.

Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Edmund Blair

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