Russia has reported its first suspected coronavirus case as a citizen who returned from China was hospitalized on Thursday.

Officials said the man recently traveled to China’s Hainan Island and was admitted for treatment in the city of Tula, around 200 kilometers south of Moscow.

The patient was placed under observation at an infectious diseases ward on Wednesday, the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being said in a statement.

Health officials carried out sanitation and epidemic prevention measures at the patient’s place of residence, it said.

In a separate statement, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana

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