Romania confirms new case of coronavirus, bringing total to four

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Romanian authorities say another person has tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total to four.

Officials said Tuesday that the infected person is a 47-year-old man who traveled on the same plane as a Romanian woman who has already tested positive.

Officials said the two sat next to each other when they returned to Romania from Italy on February 20.

The man has been in isolation at his home in the southwestern city of Timisoara, with his family since February 28, the government Strategic Communication Group said.

Initial tests carried out when he was first quarantined came back negative. But tests performed Monday showed he was infected with COVID-19.

The man currently has no symptoms. He will be transferred to the Victor Babes Infectious Diseases Hospital in Timisoara.

Two other families, living in the same courtyard as the newly-diagnosed man, will be quarantined.

Health officials on Friday said two people tested positive for coronavirus including the 38-year-old woman who passed on the virus to the latest case.

The first case was a 25-year-old man who had been in direct contact with an Italian citizen who traveled to Romania earlier this month.

There are about one million Romanians living in Italy


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