“We don’t have such cases, because the testing mechanism eliminates the infection of a healthy person with the Covid-19 virus. I mean the testing mechanism itself, and the people who conduct this testing are medical workers in personal protective equipment using appropriate algorithms. Now there are no such cases, and there is practically no possibility for this to happen," Stepanov said, answering the question whether it is possible to catch the infection during the testing process.
As of early April 25, 8125 laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Ukraine. 201 cases proved fatal, and 782 patients recovered. It was also reported that over the past day, 181 people have been cured of coronavirus.
Earlier, we reported that chief epidemiologist of Sweden, the author of the Swedish strategy for combating coronavirus Anders Tegnell believes the closure of borders and lockdown in Europe could not stop the spread of coronavirus, Berlingske reports.
"In all countries, they are aware that it is possible to stop the virus only with the presence of mass immunity or with the help of an effective vaccine. None of these exist yet. All other measures that are being taken in the world today are temporary solutions," he said.
The Swedish strategy is slightly different from the European one - schools and kindergartens are not closed there, institutions are open.
"We in Sweden proceeded from our traditions and common sense, so we did slightly different things. We did not close the society. In other countries, politicians are not fully aware of what it means to try to keep people isolated for many months. Pandemic will not end quickly, and we can stick to our soft strategy for a very long time," he said.
There are few restrictions, but they exist: mass events of more than 50 people are prohibited, only open verandas and platforms work in restaurants, older people are advised to avoid social contacts, company leaders were asked to transfer employees to a remote work.
A depressing picture in the Turkish, Syrian and Somali communities in Sweden testifies in favor of the version about the role of civic consciousness in the phenomenon of the Swedish “miracle” - morbidity and mortality in groups that did not absorb Swedish culture and self-discipline are significantly higher than in the whole country.