Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, which has been sighted in the city of Wuhan, a population of 11 million in eastern China, killing at least 26 people, has been announced to be spreading across Europe.
France's Health Ministry has confirmed that the deadly virus, which is also seen in some areas except China, has infected two people in the country. France's Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said two people infected with the coronavirus lived in the cities of Paris and Bordeaux.
The first case was identified Thursday in Bordeaux, Buzyn said, when the 48-year-old patient had just returned to the country from China's Vuhan region. The patient, who was constantly coughing and had a fever, was placed in an emergency quarantine and kept in a private single room at Bordeaux University Hospital.
The other case in Paris was identified on Friday and the patient was quarantined in the Bichat district in the city centre.
The Coronavirus outbreak has so far been seen in the United States (22 States), France, Nepal, Japan, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, except China, where the incubation period could be two weeks.