Chilean President Sebastian Pinera confirmed on Tuesday the appearance of the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the country during a meeting with the press at the Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago.
«Today in Talca the first proven case of coronavirus in our country has been reported, and it affects a 33-year-old Chilean doctor who travelled to Singapore,» the President said while reading a... Еще statement to reporters.
The doctor reportedly returned from Asia on February 25 and began developing symptoms as of March 1. After being examined, he was referred to the Regional Hospital of Talca, 300 kilometres south of the Chilean capital. The patient is in good condition and will be discharged in the next few hours.
Pinera reiterated that the health authorities have taken «all the measures recommended by the World Health Organization and also all those we have deemed necessary to protect the health of all our compatriots.»
Argentina also confirmed its first case of the coronavirus on Tuesday, while according to the latest reports from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), at least 92,000 people have been infected by COVID-19 so far and more than 3,000 people have died from the disease.
Presidencia de Chile.