Belarus, Lithuania, Netherlands report first cases of Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

Coronavirus spread to Belarus from Iran, to Lithuania, the Netherlands from Italy
13:10, 28 February 2020

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The first cases of coronavirus infection registered in Belarus, Lithuania and the Netherlands as the Health Ministries of Belarus, Lithuania and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health reported.

“We report that on February 27, the tests held in the Republic scientific and practical center of epidemiology and microbiology showed that one student from Iran has coronavirus 2019-nCov,” the Belarusian Health Ministry said.

The ministry explained that due to the deterioration of the epidemic situation in South Korea, Iran and Italy, they decided to hold examination and laboratory diagnostic of all citizens who come to Belarus from these countries since February 20.

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In the Netherlands, a citizen of Tilburg is diagnosed with Covid-19. He returned from Lombardy, Italy recently. Currently, a person stays in the quarantine.

In Lithuania, the first case of infection with the new coronavirus is confirmed. A patient infected in Verona, Italy.

Earlier, the Ministry of Health of Poland denied mass media information about the hospitalization of a patient infected with coronavirus who arrived from Thailand.

As we reported, the first case of infection with coronavirus spotted in Estonia. An infected person is a citizen of Iran who returned to Estonia.

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