On 27 January, the Bavarian Ministry of Health announced that a man from the Starnberg district in Bavaria has become infected with the disease. His case is the first known of a person contracting the virus outside of China from a non-relative (the first known transmission of the virus outside China being father to son in Vietnam).
On 28 January, three more novel coronavirus cases were confirmed. All four patients are employees of the same company; they are being medically monitored and isolated at the Munich clinic in Schwabing.
On 31 January, the child of an infected man became Germany’s sixth confirmed case. The father tested positive on 30 January, and works at the same company as the other four confirmed German cases.
Later on 31 January another employee of the company became the seventh confirmed case.
On 1 February, around 90 German citizens left Wuhan on a flight arranged by the German government. They will be quarantined in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate for 14 days.