An aged Chinese language vacationer in hospital in France has died of the coronavirus, changing into the primary fatality in Europe, authorities have confirmed.
France has recorded 11 circumstances of the virus, out of a world whole of just about 67,000.
The overwhelming majority of these affected by the virus are in China.
The epidemic has up to now killed greater than 1500 individuals.
French Well being Minister Agnes Buzyn mentioned on Saturday she was knowledgeable on Friday that the 80-year previous man, who had been handled on the Bichat hospital in northern Paris since January 25, died of a lung an infection because of the coronavirus.
Exterior mainland China, there have been about 500 circumstances in some 24 international locations and territories.
Till the dying in France, there had been three deaths exterior China, with one in Japan, one in Hong Kong and one within the Philippines.