Poland's borders monitored for coronavirus: official

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński said on Saturday that all Poland’s borders are being monitored to identify potential travellers to Poland, who might have been infected with coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

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"All border crossings leading to Poland as well as to the EU are being monitored," Jablonski told reporters on Saturday.

He added that special safety measures have been applied at Polish airports.

The outbreak of the coronavirus originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. According to Bloomberg.com, the number of cases reported worldwide is 1,411. So far, the virus has claimed 41 deaths.

China first reported the outbreak on December 30. The Chinese authorities have restricted some travel to try and stop the spread of the illness.

Countries that have reported cases of coronavirus so far include Australia, China, France, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States.