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France confirms 2 cases of virus from China, first in Europe


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France on Friday announced two confirmed cases of the deadly new virus from China, the first reported in Europe, the country’s Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said.

More cases are expected, Ms. Buzyn said.

"We see how difficult it is in today’s world to close the frontiers. In reality, it’s not possible,” she said

"We have two cases,” she added. “We will probably have other cases.”

Ms. Buzyn said speed in diagnosing new cases will be essential in slowing ...


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