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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson cancels foreign trip over coronavirus concerns

Gov. Mike Parson
Posted at 1:31 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 14:32:17-04

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has canceled a foreign trip because of concerns about the coronavirus.

The Republican governor had been scheduled to leave Thursday to go to Greece, Israel, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. He was to meet with business leaders about expanding in Missouri and to visit Missouri-based military troops stationed overseas.

A Parson spokeswoman said the governor had planned to be gone until March 22. No makeup date has been set yet for the trip. 

On Saturday, Parson said the first "presumptive-positive" coronavirus case had been identified in the state. The patient is a St. Louis County woman in her 20s who had recently traveled to Italy.