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Germany: Soldier in stable condition after testing positive for coronavirus in Koblenz

Germany, Koblenz
February 27, 2020 at 04:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

A 41-year-old German soldier has been diagnosed with the coronavirus at the Bundeswehr Central Hospital in Koblenz, on Wednesday, becoming the first such case in the western German state of Rheinland-Pfalz.

Footage shows the military hospital where the soldier is being treated.

According to reports, the soldier has flu-like symptoms, but is in good condition. Furthermore, it is reported that he voluntarily checked himself into the hospital after hearing that one of his acquaintances — a 47-year old man from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia — was being treated for the deadly coronavirus in a Dusseldorf hospital.

According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), at least 81,000 people have been infected by the COVID-19 so far and over 2,700 people have died.

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A 41-year-old German soldier has been diagnosed with the coronavirus at the Bundeswehr Central Hospital in Koblenz, on Wednesday, becoming the first such case in the western German state of Rheinland-Pfalz.

Footage shows the military hospital where the soldier is being treated.

According to reports, the soldier has flu-like symptoms, but is in good condition. Furthermore, it is reported that he voluntarily checked himself into the hospital after hearing that one of his acquaintances — a 47-year old man from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia — was being treated for the deadly coronavirus in a Dusseldorf hospital.

According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), at least 81,000 people have been infected by the COVID-19 so far and over 2,700 people have died.

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