WORLD Estonia reports first coronavirus case

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Estonia reports first coronavirus case

AFP

17:07, February 27, 2020

Estonia reported its first coronavirus case on Thursday, a day after the man returned to the Baltic nation of just 1.3 million people from his homeland Iran. 

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"The person, a permanent resident of Estonia who is not a citizen, arrived in Estonia on Wednesday evening," Social Affairs Minister Tanel Kiik told public broadcaster ERR.

He said the Iranian citizen is currently hospitalised.

Local media said the man arrived in Tallinn by bus from the Latvian capital Riga.

"For now, there are no plans of putting cities in quarantine following this one case," Kiik said. 

"The patient is isolated, there is no risk of the disease spreading, now we have to identify all the people the patient was in contact with."

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