FILE PHOTO: Soldiers erect tents for a ROL 2 class mobile military hospital that will tend to patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Otopeni, near Bucharest, Romania, March 20, 2020. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS
BUCHAREST (Reuters) – The Romanian government confirmed on Sunday the first death in the country due to coronavirus.
The deceased was a 67-year-old man who had been suffering from terminal cancer. He was confirmed to be infected with coronavirus on March 18 and was being treated in a hospital in the southern Romanian city of Craiova.
Romania, which has recorded 367 cases of coronavirus to date, declared a state of emergency on March 16.
Reporting by Luiza Ilie; Editing by Susan Fenton
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