Mexico City (People's Daily) -- Mexico is investigating its first potential case of coronavirus, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday.
According to the Mexican president, the patient is located in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, a region that boarders the southern tip of Texas.
Gloria Molina, Secretary of Health of Tamaulipas, said the 57-year-old patient, who has been identified as possibly being infected with the new coronavirus, traveled to the Wuhan region of China on December 25, and returned from China to Reynosa on January 10.
After his arrival, the patient of Asian origin and who is also a doctor in the Reynosa Molecular Biology Center, began to show symptoms of the virus including a runny nose and dry cough, so he isolated himself at home.
Molina said that this possible case of coronavirus does not represent an alert for the entire country as it is an isolated case.