An initial coronavirus infection was discovered in Mexico. The authorities announced this on Friday. This is a 35-year-old man from Mexico City. He is in quarantine with family members.
The victim was in Italy in February, the hardest-hit country in Europe.
More than 650 people became infected there and seventeen died. A second person in Mexico will be checked for the virus on Friday. The person may also have been infected.
The infection in Mexico is the second case of infection in all of South America. A 61-year-old man from Brazil was previously infected.
The new coronavirus broke out at the end of the previous year in the Chinese province of Hubei. The virus has appealed the lives of more than 2800 people worldwide. At least 83,000 people became infected.