A 53-year-old woman who returned from northern Italy was hospitalized in Usti nad Labem, he said.
On Sunday, Czech Health Minister Adam Vojtech reported that the first three coronavirus cases had been registered in the Czech Republic.
“A woman hospitalized today, whose tests confirmed coronavirus, was vacationing in northern Italy and was staying in the same hotel as a man from our city hospitalized the day before. She returned from a resort on Friday, she had high fever and chills. This woman is now in the infectious diseases department of our hospital," the spokesman said.
The virus was first detected in China in late December and has since spread to more than 60 countries, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a global health emergency.
More than 89,000 people worldwide have been infected with the novel coronavirus and some 3,000 infected have died. However, more than 45,000 people have recovered from the disease.