Scientists are at work in the VirPath university laboratory, classified as "P3" level of safety, on February 5, 2020 as they try to find an effective treatment against the new SARS-like coronavirus, which has already caused more than 560 deaths. - When most are busy developing vaccines or testing the few anti-virals available, VirPath will go after drugs used for diseases that have nothing to do with a respiratory infection such as 2019-nCoV. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)
A Chinese tourist has died in France from coronavirus (Picture AFP)

Coronavirus has claimed its first victim outside Asia as a Chinese tourist has died in France.

The country’s health minister confirmed the news but it is not yet clear where in France they died.

There are now 66,492 confirmed cases across the world, including the first in Africa.

Mainland China’s death toll rose to 1,523.

This story is breaking and will be updated.