Which countries are affected by the coronavirus in Europe? – News – Region

As governments scramble to contain a slew of new coronavirus cases popping up across Europe, here’s a look at the countries affected, where people have died and the precautions being taken.
– ITALY –
With 12 deaths and 400 infections, Italy is the European country most affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. It has also been a point of contagion with many cases in other countries involving people who have returned home after traveling to infection-hit areas of northern Italy.
– FRANCE –
France has so far recorded 18 infections and two deaths, and has urged its nationals to delay any plans to visit virus hotspots in northern Italy. Students returning from China, Singapore, South Korea and the Italian regions of Lombardy and Venice are asked to stay at home for two weeks after their return.
– GERMANY –
In Germany, 18 people have been infected, two of whom were diagnosed on Tuesday. One is a 25-year-old man believed to have been infected in the Italian city of Milan.
– BRITTANY –
Britain has so far recorded 13 cases since the outbreak began. The government has asked travelers returning from affected areas in northern Italy, China, South Korea and Iran to self-isolate and notify authorities.
– SPAIN –
The same thing happened in Spain, which has recorded 12 cases, 10 of which have been detected since Monday. Nine concerned Italians or people who had recently visited Italy.
Among that number are four Italians who were visiting Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The hotel where they were staying was quarantined.
To curb the spread, Madrid advised against travel to northern Italy and sought to identify other potential cases that may have gone undetected by testing those already hospitalized with respiratory problems or returning from high-risk areas with flu-like symptoms.
– CROATIA –
Three people have tested positive for the virus, including a young man who recently visited Italy and his brother. A third case was detected on Wednesday in a man who works in the Italian city of Parma.
– AUSTRIA –
A young Italian couple have tested positive. The Innsbruck hotel where the woman worked as a receptionist was initially placed under quarantine but the measure was lifted on Wednesday following tests. Austria has also urged its nationals to avoid traveling to affected areas in neighboring Italy.
– FINLAND –
Two virus infections were confirmed on Wednesday – a Chinese tourist in Lapland and a second case involving a Finnish national who had recently traveled to northern Italy.
– SWEDEN –
Two cases have been detected so far. One was recorded in late January in a woman who had visited Wuhan, the Chinese city where the virus emerged in December. On Wednesday, a second infection was discovered.
– BELGIUM –
A case was detected in a Belgian national repatriated from Wuhan in early February. He has completed his quarantine period.
– GEORGIA –
Georgia announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the South Caucasus region on Wednesday.
– GREECE –
Athens announced its first infection on Wednesday, a 38-year-old woman who had recently returned from northern Italy.
The Greek government said on Tuesday that in the event of a massive outbreak, it would activate temporary restrictions on travel to and from countries with large numbers of infections as well as the temporary closure of schools, places of worship , cinemas, theaters, sports halls and businesses. .
– NORTH MACEDONIA –
One case has been detected – a woman who recently returned from Italy.
– SWITZERLAND –
A first case was detected on Tuesday in an infected septuagenarian near Milan.
– ROMANIA –
Romania reported its first case on Wednesday – a man who was in contact with an Italian who traveled to the country last week.
– NORWAY –
Norwegian health authorities announced on Wednesday the first case of the new coronavirus in the Nordic nation in a person who returned from China last week. They said the patient was not “in danger”.

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