Girl from Brazil turns out to be infected with Covid-19 without marked symptoms

Source : 112 Ukraine

A girl recently returned from Italy and Portugal
12:42, 6 March 2020

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The Health Ministry of Brazil confirms the presence of coronavirus in the organism of a 13-year-old girl who recently returned from Italy and Portugal as Globo reported.

It is reported that a child has no symptoms of the disease. The decision to hold the test for coronavirus was tied with her travel to one of the countries with a high risk of infection.

Initially, due to the absence of the symptoms, the Health Ministry of Brazil even refused to include the patient in the list of countrymen who are confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.

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This decision caused a wide public resonance – press and social networks accused the ministry of irresponsible attitude to the spread of the virus. In a few hours, Brazil Health Ministry held a consultation with the specialists and stated that from now on it considers the case of a 13-year-old patient as officially confirmed. The ministry noted that the absence of symptoms might be tied with the taking medicines prescribed for a teen due to trauma. Considering new data, the number of people infected with coronavirus in Brazil increased up to four people.

As we reported, the local authorities of Chernivtsi region (western Ukraine) shut down all schools, colleges and universities because of the reported cases of coronavirus in the area.

As of Wednesday, March 4, one case of Covid-19 coronavirus was recorded in Ukraine. The case was spotted in the Chernivtsi region. A man returned to Ukraine from Italy and entered Ukraine through the border with Romania.

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