First two cases of novel coronavirus confirmed in Bolivia, says health ministry

First two cases of novel coronavirus confirmed in Bolivia, says health ministry
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  • calendar-gray 11 March 2020

The first two cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Bolivia, the country's Health Ministry said on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"Health Minister Dr Anibal Cruz confirmed the first two cases of the novel coronavirus in Bolivia — in Oruro and Santa Cruz," the ministry wrote on its official Twitter account.

At the press conference broadcast on the website of El Debet newspaper, Cruz said that the novel coronavirus was confirmed in two women who returned to Bolivia from Italy. The two women have been isolated and placed under medical supervision.

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