A Russian national who was quarantined in a Moscow hospital after recently returning from northern Italy, a hub for the coronavirus outbreak, has the coronavirus, the state-run RIA Novosti reported.

The man, 29-year-old Moscow resident, is the first known Russian national to test positive for coronavirus while in the country, The Moscow Times wrote.

Twenty-four persons who the authorities learned had been in contact with the infected patient were hospitalized, including six family members, five acquaintances, and 13 passengers who were on the same flight with the infected person.

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Over 100 people who had contacted the man were quarantined, TASS reported citing the mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin.

The patient in question is experiencing light symptoms, the mayor says.