A 57-year-old woman dies in Poland due to the new type of coronavirus. PHOTO: REUTERS

Poland confirms first death from Coronavirus

A 57-year-old woman dies in Poland due to the new type of coronavirus


Anadolu Agency March 12, 2020
WARSAW: The Polish State Television TVP reported that the 57-year-old Polish woman infected with coronavirus in the city of Poznan in the west of the country died and the patient was the first to die in the country due to Covid-19 .

The Polish Ministry of Health announced in its latest statement that the number of infected people in the country has increased to 47.

Explainer: All you need to know about ‘pandemics’

The coronavirus, which emerged in China in December, has spread around the world, halting industry, bringing flights to a standstill, closing schools and forcing the postponement of sporting events and concerts.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the outbreak of COVID-19, the mysterious viral pneumonia-like disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as a pandemic.

(With additional input from News Desk)

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