First coronavirus death outside Asia

A passenger wearing a mask walk outside the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

The first coronavirus death was reported in France. According to international media, the victim was a Chinese tourist who arrived in France on the 16th of January.

French Health Minister said the victim was 80 years old and was from China’s Hubei province and also said he was placed in quarantine in a hospital in Paris on the 25th of January,

This is the first fatality from coronavirus outside Asia.

Other deaths reported outside China were in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.