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Coronavirus confirmed in Philippines, India and Finland

Patients arrived from Wuhan; other possible cases under investigation

Faculty members wearing masks use thermometers to check the temperature of guardians fetching students at a Chinese school in Quezon City, Philippines, on Jan. 28.   © Reuters

MANILA/NEW DELHI -- The Philippines and India on Thursday reported their first cases of the new coronavirus, with Finland also joining the list of affected countries.

The patient in the Philippines is a 38-year-old Chinese woman, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said in a briefing. The woman came from Wuhan and traveled to the Philippines via Hong Kong on Jan. 21. She sought a consultation and was admitted to a government hospital on Jan. 25 after she started coughing. She has no symptoms at present, according to the Department of Health.

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