People who contacted man infected with coronavirus were identified in Zhytomyr

Source : 112 Ukraine

People, who contacted the patient, were sent to self-isolation
20:54, 20 March 2020

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A group of people who contacted a man infected with Covid-19 was identified in Zhytomyr as 112 Ukraine reported citing City Head Serhiy Sukhomlyn.

“The inner circle of the isolated man, who accompanied him from Boryspil Airport, is his family. Quite a large circle of people, who contacted with the patient, is established. They will be self-isolated. If they have the signs of the disease, they will be tested,” Sukhomlyn said.

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The state of the infected person is estimated as the satisfactory; he does not complain about heat and fever. There is no threat for his life.

“He was taken by ambulance with clinical symptoms of the acute respiratory viral infection: cough, fever. Considering the fact that during the collection of the anamnesis we found out that the patient was abroad at the epicenter of the epidemic, it was decided to hospitalize him. We have tested him with cyto test, which was negative; however, according to the protocols, after the polymerase chain reaction analysis we held more tests and found that he is infected with the coronavirus,” Medical Head of Zhytomyr City Center Andriy Volkov said.

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The man stays in a single box in the repaired unit. However, there is a shortage of protective outerwear suits, medical masks in the hospital. It is planned to purchase respiratory apparatuses and oxygen apparatus.

As of March 20, there are 26 cases of coronavirus infection in Ukraine, three of them are lethal.


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