Australia announced on Saturday the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Victoria state, with the patient being taken to hospital in a stable condition in a suburb of Melbourne, state health officials said.
Victoria State Health Minister Jenny Mikakos told reporters that the patient, a Chinese in his fifties, arrived from China on January 19 on a plane coming from Guangzhou.
"It is important to stress that there is no reason for society to be concerned. The patient is isolated and being treated and we have no other suspected cases at this stage."
This comes after the authorities in France announced the registration of 3 cases of the new deadly Corona virus, coming from China, in the first case of its kind in Europe.