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Eight Foreigners In Moscow Hospital May Have Coronavirus

A women wearing a protective face mask delivers a leaflet on coronavirus in Hong Kong on January 24.

Eight people, all believed to be from China, have been hospitalized in Moscow with a preliminary diagnosis of coronavirus, Russian state-run TASS news agency reported, citing unidentified people in the medical field.

The eight individuals were all suffering from high temperatures, TASS reported.

The individuals were part of a group of more than 20 foreigners that arrived in Moscow a few days ago. They were staying in a hotel in northwestern Moscow.

It would be the first cases of coronavirus in Russia.

Cases of the virus have been reported in the United States, France, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, as well as in the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau.

At least 41 people have died from the virus, all in China.

Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax