France reports first citizen’s death from the Coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Tourists from an Air China flight from Beijing wear protective masks as they arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France, January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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France reports the firts citizen to die from coronavirus as three new cases confirmed.

The number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus in France has risen to three and one person has died of the illness.

Jérôme Salomon, director general of the French health authority, confirmed on Wednesday morning that a 60-year-old man had died overnight after testing positive for the illness at Pitié Salpêtrière hospital in Paris.

The case makes three new cases in 24 hours – the others are a young Chinese woman in Paris who has recently returned from China, and a Frenchman in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region who has recently returned from Italy.