Finland confirms its first coronavirus case

People wear protective masks in Beijing on January 23, 2020. (File photo: AFP)

Finland on Wednesday confirmed its first coronavirus case, on a Chinese traveler from Wuhan, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare said.

The traveler remains in isolation in Lapland’s central hospital in northern Finland, it said in a statement, adding some 15 other people may have been exposed.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05