Egypt confirmed its first death as a result of the coronavirus in the country after a German citizen died from the disease on Sunday, according to the health ministry officials.

The 60-year-old German citizen showed symptoms of a high fever when he arrived from Luxor to Hurghada, according to Dr. Khaled Mujahid, an adviser to Egypt’s Minister of Health. He was onboard the Nile cruise ship.

The patient then went to Hurghada General Hospital on Friday to receive medical care. Necessary tests confirmed he had tested positive for the new coronavirus on Saturday and he was then placed in intensive care.

Suspected cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originating in Wuhan, China, have been reported from various countries across the world. Various screening and preventive measures are being implemented by countries with coronavirus to control the spread of the virus.

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