Romanian citizen aboard Diamond Princess cruise ship tests positive for COVID-19

A Romanian citizen aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked in Japan's territorial waters, has tested positive for the viral pneumonia virus (coronavirus - COVID-19), the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) has informed on Thursday. The Romanian citizen has been transferred for isolation and treatment at a Japanese hospital specialised for this kind of situations, MAE mentioned.

Death toll rises to 304 in China's coronavirus outbreak

The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak climbed to 304, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Feb. 2.

A total of 14,380 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been reported in China.

It was reported that 45 people died in the last 24 hours and 19,544 were suspected of being infected.