CORONAVIRUS Updates : A man from Wuhan has died in the Philippines as a first death case due to the virus

CORONAVIRUS Updates : A man from Wuhan has died in the Philippines as a first death case due to the virus

“This is the first known death of someone with 2019-nCoV outside of China,” the World Health Organization’s office in the Philippines said in a statement, using the technical shorthand for the coronavirus.

Philippines health officials said the man had arrived in the country on Jan. 21 with a 38-year-old woman who remains under observation.

For the time being, WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.

Source : NYTimes with TKT Inputs