Belarus Announces First Case of Coronavirus: TASS

February 28, 2020 Updated: February 28, 2020
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MOSCOW—Belarus registered the first case of coronavirus infection in the country, Russian news agency TASS reported on Friday, citing the Belarussian Ministry of Healthcare.

“We would like to inform you that Feb. 27 tests conducted at the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of epidemiology and microbiology showed the presence of coronavirus 2019-nCoV in one of the students from Iran,” TASS quoted the ministry.

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People walk through a gate of a hospital for infectious diseases, after Belarus registered the first case of coronavirus infection in the country, in Minsk, Belarus on Feb. 28, 2020. (Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)

By Anton Kolodyazhnyy