Norway, Coronavırus

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Norway detects its first case of coronavirus

Norway detects its first case of coronavirus

26/2/2020 11:57:00 PM

Norway detects its first case of coronavirus

OSLO (REUTERS) - Norway 's Public Health Agency (FHI) said on Wednesday (Feb 26) that one person had tested positive for coronavirus and was being kept isolated at home, in what was the country's first confirmed case.. Read more at

The person had returned from China late last week, but did not appear ill and was unlikely to infect others, the agency said."This person is not showing symptoms but... was tested after returning from the region of China where the outbreak began," FHI director Line Vold told a news conference.

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