第一位中国之外病逝(菲律宾)

来自:NY Times

Philippines Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside China

A 44-year-old man who traveled from Wuhan, China, the center of the outbreak, died in the Philippines, officials said.

Students at a school in Manila had their body temperatures checked with infrared thermometers on Friday as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus.
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HONG KONG — A 44-year-old man in the Philippines has died of the coronavirus, the first known fatality outside China, health officials said on Sunday, as the number of deaths jumped to more than 360 and other countries expanded travel restrictions in an effort to slow the spread of the outbreak.

The man, whose name was not released, was a resident of Wuhan, China, the center of the outbreak. He died on Saturday after developing what officials called “severe pneumonia.”

“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.

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South Korea, Indonesia and New Zealand are the latest to restrict travel from China.

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