Serbia on Friday confirmed the first coronavirus case in the Balkan country.

“This is a 43-year old man from Subotica city who has been in Budapest recently,” said Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar during an extraordinary press conference.

Earlier, most countries in the region recorded cases of coronavirus and experts said that the virus was highly likely to occur in Serbia.

On Thursday, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus in the countries.

Meanwhile, Croatia confirmed that 10 people tested positive on the virus.

COVID-19 emerged in China’s central Wuhan city last December

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