Italian girl becomes Malta's first coronavirus case

Italian girl becomes Malta's first coronavirus case

FILE PHOTO: An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depic
FILE PHOTO: An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

VALLETTA, Malta: Malta's first case of coronavirus has been detected in a 12-year-old Italian girl who lives on the island, Health Minister Chris Fearne said on Saturday (Mar 7).

The girl tested positive for the illness early on Saturday and is receiving treatment in the infectious diseases unit of the state hospital, the minister said, adding she "is doing well".

She returned late last month from the northern Italian region of Trentino, passing through the capital Rome, with her parents and sister and reported symptoms on Friday.

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Source: Reuters/hs

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