BUCHAREST (Reuters) – The Romanian government confirmed on Sunday the first death in the country due to coronavirus.

The deceased was a 67-year-old man who had been suffering from terminal cancer. He was confirmed to be infected with coronavirus on March 18 and was being treated in a hospital in the southern Romanian city of Craiova.

Romania, which has recorded 367 cases of coronavirus to date, declared a state of emergency on March 16.

(Reporting by Luiza Ilie; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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