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BERLIN — A patient from Qatar has been confirmed with a new type of coronavirus, but it has shown no signs of being easily transmitted like the related virus that caused the 2003 global SARS outbreak, Germany’s national health institute said.
As a precaution, the World Health Organization advised medical authorities around the world to test any patients with unexplained pneumonias for the virus.
Previously, the organization had advised only testing patients who had been to either Qatar or Saudi Arabia — the two countries will all six reported cases.
“Until more information is available, it is prudent to consider that the virus is likely more widely distributed than just the two countries which have identified cases,” the organization said Friday.
Germany’s Robert Koch Institute said the patient fell ill in Qatar in October with severe respiratory problems. He was brought to Germany for treatment in a specialty clinic, and recovered after a month and was released last week.
Bailout talks make ‘good progress’
NICOSIA — Cyprus’ potential international creditors say they have made “good progress” in negotiations on a possible bailout for the crisis-hit country and that long-distance talks would continue on securing an agreement.
The so-called troika of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund say they are awaiting the results of an investigation into how much Cyprus’ ailing banks will need to recover.
This will help determine the size of a bailout that won’t push the country’s debt to unsustainable levels.
The announcement, however, falls short of widespread expectations in Cyprus that formal confirmation of a bailout would have been announced Friday.
Cyprus sought international aid in June to support its banks which took huge losses on bad Greek debt and loans and to pay its bills.
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