All those who were brought back from Iran on Thursday by the Qatari government will be quarantined in a local hotel for 14 days [File: Al Jazeera]

Qatar has reported its first case of the new coronavirus as infections continue to rise outside of China, where the rapidly spreading virus was first detected late last year.

The Gulf state’s health ministry said on Saturday the patient is a 36-year-old Qatari man who returned recently from Iran, the region’s worst-hit country. He is in a stable condition, the ministry added.


The state-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported that the patient travelled to Qatar’s capital, Doha, on a government-chartered plane and has been in quarantine with other evacuees.

All those who were brought back on Thursday by

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