30-year-old Australian is the youngest person in the country died from mers — had a party a few days before death.
As the channel 7 News, Friday, may 22, Nathan Turner and his girlfriend Simone Devon gathered the guests into their home in Queensland, in northeast Australia.
Four days later, on Tuesday, may 26, Turner was found unconscious in the house. Later, the medical staff confirmed that he died.
At the party there were about a dozen local residents who have since passed test COVID-19.
Devon also checked for the presence of virus. According to 7 News, the results were negative, although she is showing some symptoms. Now she is quarantined at the home of his parents. She needs to re-take the test.
Authorities have determined that 20 people were in close contact with Turner. All but two have been tested by Thursday morning, may 28. All had a negative result.
His family told reporters that Turner, who suffers from epilepsy and asthma, regularly had the flu.
On Thursday, the chief health officer Queensland Jeanette young assured that the man died from coronavirus.
“Test was conducted, — she said — this is a very sensitive test and it came back positive“.
Turner never left his small town of Blackwater in February.
Authorities are now investigating, could his death be connected with a nurse who visited the city shortly before have revealed the coronavirus.