The first case of infection with the new coronavirus has been identified in Malta. This is a 12-year-old girl from Italy who lives on the island.
Health Minister Chris Fearne announced this on Saturday.
The girl has been admitted to the hospital. According to Fearne “she is doing well”.
The victim returned last month with her parents and sister from the northern Italian region of Trentino.
They also visited the Italian capital Rome. The girl has been showing the symptoms of the lung virus since Friday.