March 3, 2020 / 8:01 PM / 4 months ago

Chile records first confirmed case of coronavirus: health ministry

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile recorded the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the country, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The patient is a 33-year-old man in the city of Talca, south of Santiago.

Neighboring Argentina also confirmed its first case on Tuesday, a 43-year-old man who had traveled to Italy.

Reporting by Fabian Cambero; writing by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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