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Feb. 26, 2020, 3:26 PM UTC / Updated Feb. 26, 2020, 3:29 PM UTC. RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's government confirmed on Wednesday that a 61-year-old Brazilian man who traveled to Italy this month has Latin America's first confirmed case of the contagious new coronavirus . “We will now see how this virus behaves in a tropical country in the middle of summer, how its behavior pattern will be,” Brazil's Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said in a press conference. The Brazilian man spent two weeks in northern Italy's Lombardy region on a work trip, where he contracted the contagious virus, the health ministry said. Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings. Full story

26 February