On Friday, Italy's Health Ministry reported its first case of coronavirus was contracted by a 45-year-old man who returned from a trip to Jordan where he visited his son who had the "flu."
The man, who is an Italian citizen but of foreign nationality, is in a Tuscan hospital in "good condition," according to officials but has a high fever, is coughing and having trouble breathing.
The announcement comes only days after a man died in Lille, France from the lethal SARS-like virus.
The 65-year-old man was hospitalized in April after returning from a trip to the United Arab Emirates was diagnosed with coronavirus on May 8.
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The head of the World Health Organization has called the disease the greatest global health concern.
Saudi Arabia has been badly hit by the SARS-like virus, according to the World Health Organization, with some connection to some 33 cases already.
Out of the 45 confirmed cases worldwide, 24 people have died.