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Chinese tourist in France becomes Europe's first coronavirus fatality


French health minister confirms death of man from virus that has killed more than 1,500 people around world

Europe has its first coronavirus fatality as a Chinese tourist in France has died from the disease, the country’s health minister confirmed.

The elderly Chinese national was among 11 confirmed coronavirus cases in France, with their death announced by the French health minister, Agnès Buzyn, on Saturday.

There been more than 66,000 cases of coronavirus worldwide, with the death toll passing 1,500.

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