COVID-19 spreads beyond Italy to other European countries Feb 26, 2020 0 97 12345 Rome: New cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed on Tuesday throughout Europe, in the continent’s hotspot of Italy, but also in Austria, Croatia, Spain and Switzerland, even as European health ministers were meeting in Rome.The total number of cases in Italy has risen to 283, up 54 from Monday evening, Civil Protection Agency chief Angelo Borrelli said in a press conference. But the virus also spread beyond Italy’s borders.Austria confirmed its first two cases: a 24-year-old woman and her boyfriend, both from Lombardy. They have been isolated in a clinic in Innsbruck, but no longer run fevers.Croatian PM Andrej Plenkovic also confirmed the country’s first coronavirus case, state broadcaster HRT reported. He was described as a young man who visited Milan last week.Another first case was reported in Switzerland. Its health authority said a person tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Tuesday also saw the first case in mainland Spain as the Health Ministry announced someone in Barcelona had tested positive for the virus. The patient had recently returned from Italy and will undergo further testing, the ministry tweeted. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES More coronavirus deaths, infections outside China raise pandemic fears Feb 26, 2020 0 551 Trump, accused of sexual misconduct himself, hails Weinstein verdict Feb 26, 2020 0 1029 Assange stripped naked and handcuffed, lawyer tells court Feb 26, 2020 0 392 13 killed, 150 injured in Delhi riots AFP New Delhi The death toll rose to 13 on Tuesday, with at least 150 injured, from some of the Indian capital’s worst sectarian violence in years as rampaging rioters in several parts of the city set fire to buildings and .. One dead, homes flooded after heavy rains in Indonesia Jakarta: Floods hit large sections of the Indonesian capital Jakarta and its surrounding areas on Tuesday after days of rain, inundating thousands of homes and killing at least one person. Floodwaters were recorded at .. Pakistan releases Pashtun rights activist from jail Peshawar: A leading Pakistani ethnic minority rights activist known for criticising the country’s powerful armed forces was released from jail on Tuesday, weeks after a court granted him bail. Manzoor Pashteen has .. Sweden summons Chinese ambassador over jailing of Swedish book publisher Stockholm: Sweden’s foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned the Chinese ambassador after Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai was jailed in China for 10 years on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad. Gui, one .. Top US official urges Afghans to unite for Taliban talks amid election dispute Washington: The United States on Tuesday urged Afghan leaders to unite for upcoming talks with the Taliban, pointedly not congratulating President Ashraf Ghani on his disputed victory. In a statement a week after the .. Brexit talks turn sour as EU, UK clash AFP Brussels Britain and Brussels clashed Tuesday over upcoming Brexit talks, with London roundly rejecting key elements of the EU’s negotiating platform, setting up an acrimonious start to negotiations next week. ..