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France confirms fourth case of coronavirus in elderly Chinese tourist

FILE PHOTO: Tourists from an Air China flight from Beijing wear protective masks as they arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France, January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - France on Tuesday reported that a fourth person was infected with the coronavirus, an elderly Chinese tourist.

Health Ministry director Jerome Salomon said the patient, hospitalized in Paris, was a Chinese tourist believed to be about 80 years old.

“His medical situation is serious, as he is requiring resuscitation,” Salomon told reporters.

Reporting by Matthieu Protard and Henri-Pierre Andre; writing by Geert De Clercq; editing by Bernadette Baum

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