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    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Paraguay has registered the first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, Health Minister Julio Mazzoleni said on Saturday.

    "The central laboratory confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Paraguay. More information will be provided soon at a press conference. I urge citizens to stay calm, protocols, which already tested and approved by WHO, are being applied", Mazzoleni wrote on Twitter.

    The first patient reportedly arrived from Europe, which is currently suffering from the disease outbreak.

    On a global scale, as of Saturday, the number of coronavirus cases has exceeded 105,000, with more than 90 countries reporting infections. In addition, over 3,500 people have already died from the disease, while more than 58,000 have fully recovered.

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