Germany: One suspected case of coronavirus on evacuated flight to Frankfurt

Laboratory results of the suspected case of the coronavirus are expected tomorrow afternoon, according to Head of the Frankfurt Health Office, Rene Gottschalk, who spoke at Frankfurt airport on Saturday. A person's symptoms include «shortness of breath and a slight cough.» Ten other passengers from the 124 who arrived on the German Air Force flight that landed from Wuhan, were also brought to the... Еще university clinic for other «minor and not thought to be [coronavirus] symptomatic» reasons. Possible reasons can include lengthy travel time and stress. Hesse's Minister of Social Affairs Kai Klose confirmed «100 German citizens, 22 Chinese citizens, one US citizen and one with Romanian nationality,» to make up the passenger list. The nationality of the sick passenger was not released. The passengers will be spending 14 days in quarantine, but are believed to be healthy, according to Klose. The plane was not allowed to stop in Moscow, as part of the original plan. Russian authorities insisted there was 'insufficient capacity' at the airport, so the flight was diverted to Helsinki, according to local reports. The coronavirus outbreak that started in the Chinese city of Wuhan has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO). At least 259 people have been killed so far, with more than 11,800 infected in China alone. There are more than 100 cases reported worldwide across 27 countries, including Germany, France, the UK, Canada and the US. Seven have been infected in Germany.

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