First electron microscopic images of the novel coronavirus in China [CDC.gov, public domain, 1/24/2020]
In Switzerland today, a 70-year old man tested positive for the coronavirus in the southern canton of Ticino, right next to the border with Italy, say Swiss health authorities. This is the first case of COVID-19 in Switzerland, and authorities say the man was likely exposed in Italy.
“The infected person was in Italy about ten days ago and participated in an event near Milano,” the Swiss health ministry said in a statement.
Officials told a media conference it was not clear at which event the man had been infected. People the man had been in contact with were currently being identified and put in quarantine for 14 days.
Europe’s biggest outbreak is currently in Italy, with more than 280 infections and seven deaths. It began spreading on Tuesday from its origins in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, to central Tuscany, the coastal region of Liguria and Sicily in the south.
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“They are putting us directly in harm’s way while profiting greatly. We cannot let this be considered normal.”
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