Among these new cases, are two children, with all these latest cases involving people who had recently travelled to northern Italy where cases of the virus have risen considerably in the past few days. To date, there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Portugal.

The number of coronavirus cases in Italy has jumped to 400. The rise in Italy, the main focus of infection in Europe, represents a 25 percent surge in 24 hours. Several European countries announced new cases traced to Italy. Globally, more than 80,000 people in about 40 countries have been infected with the new coronavirus, which emerged in December. Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, has killed more than 2,700 people so far.