February 28, 2020 / 5:31 AM / a month ago

Belarus announces first case of coronavirus: TASS

A security guard looks through a gate of a hospital for infectious diseases, after Belarus registered the first case of coronavirus infection in the country, in Minsk, Belarus February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarus registered the first case of coronavirus infection in the country, Russian news agency TASS reported on Friday, citing the Belarussian Ministry of Healthcare.

“We would like to inform you that February 27 tests conducted at the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of epidemiology and microbiology showed the presence of coronavirus 2019-nCoV in one of the students from Iran,” TASS quoted the ministry.

Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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