Albania reported its first confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, a man who had returned from Italy at the end of last month, and his father, the Ministry of Health said on Monday.
"A 54-year-old man and his 28-year-old son who returned from Florence by car tested positive for COVID-19," the ministry said.
The two are in hospital in the capital, Tirana, and their health is stable, it said.
Albania is the fifth western Balkan country where the virus has spread, after Croatia, Northern Macedonia, Bosnia and Serbia, where 19 people were infected.
More than half are in Croatia.
Around 110,000 people worldwide are infected and almost 3,800 died from the virus, the vast majority in China, where it first appeared at the end of last year.
Italy is now the second worst affected country in the world, with more than 7,300 people infected and 366 deaths.
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