March 7, 2020 / 6:04 PM / a month ago

Paraguay confirms its first case of coronavirus

Paraguay's Health Minister Julio Mazzoleni speaks to the media during a news conference where he announced that Paraguay has registered its first confirmed case of coronavirus, in Asuncion, Paraguay, March 7, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay has registered its first confirmed case of coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on Twitter on Saturday.

No other details about the case were included in the tweet, which said ministry officials were scheduled to hold a news conference on the matter later in the day.

Reporting by Daniela Desantis; Writing by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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