First suspected coronavirus case registered in Honduras

# 09:04
19 February 2020

The first suspected case of the novel coronavirus has been registered in Honduras, the country's health authorities, said APA reports citing Sputnik.

According to the portal Heraldo, a 48-year-old female tourist landed at Toncontin Airport on a flight from Los Angeles with a layover in Honduras. She was reportedly recently on vacation in Taiwan.

The woman showed symptoms such as a cough, runny nose, and sneezing, so the tourist was sent to a specialised hospital in the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, where she is now under surveillance.

According to a deputy health minister, if the test results after 48 hours confirm the disease, the woman will be isolated.