The Polish health ministry on Wednesday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country. According to authorities, the patient is quarantined in a hospital in the Westen Polish city of Zielona Gora in stable condition. The infected person came to Poland from Germany.
Over the past month, numerous European countries have reported their first cases of the infection. At the moment, at least 2,000 people are infected in Italy, with the virus claiming 52 lives.
Due to the outbreak, mass events have been cancelled in Italy - including the Venice carnival, Milan Fashion Week, and the International Journalism Festival in Perugia.
Up to 70 countries have confirmed infections globally, with South Korea, Italy, and Iran registering major outbreaks last month.