The Latest: Autoworker's child among Germany's 7 virus cases

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Medical workers prepare to check passengers arriving from Beijing at the Yaroslavsky railway station in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Russia has reported the first two cases of a new virus in the country. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

BEIJING – The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):

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Germany has confirmed its sixth and seventh cases of the virus that is spreading from central China — and one new patient is a child of an employee who was previously infected by a work colleague.

The other new case includes another employee of the auto parts company that was visited last week by a Chinese colleague. Bavaria’s state health ministry announced the new cases on Friday.

All five other people infected in Germany work for the same company based south of Munich, which was visited last week by an employee from China. The woman had shown no symptoms of the virus until her flight back to China.

Three colleagues of the first German case later tested positive for the virus. Only one of them had had contact to the woman visiting from China.


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