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Brazil Health Ministry confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

Updated: 2020-02-27 00:27

Brazil's government has confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Wednesday after a 61-year-old Brazilian man who had been traveling in Italy this month became infected.

“We will now see how this virus behaves in a tropical country in the middle of summer, how its behavior pattern will be,” Brazil's Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said in a press conference.

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