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Crimea: woman escaped from a hospital with suspected coronavirus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Sevastopol is looking for a local resident with suspected coronavirus, who escaped from an infectious diseases hospital, the chief state sanitary doctor of the republic, Natalya Penkovskaya, told RIA.

“We have a court decision that we initiated to force her into the infectious ward. She is now on the wanted list,” the agency’s interlocutor said.

She did not specify when exactly the patient left the medical facility without permission. The hospital itself declined to comment.

The press service of the regional government said that the patient was in quarantine upon her return from China.

“However, without completing the necessary examination, she voluntarily left the medical institution. In this regard, the inter-regional department of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol filed a lawsuit in court, which decided to force the patient to be hospitalized in an infectious diseases hospital to complete the examinations. Currently According to the court’s decision, the writ of execution is in the Federal Service of Bailiffs in the city of Sevastopol,” the reporters were told.

Epidemic Covid-19

In late December, Chinese authorities reported an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in Wuhan. The causative agent of the disease was a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Cases of infection recorded in 53 countries. As of March 1, the number of cases around the world was 87 501, 2994 people died, more than 41 thousand patients recovered.

To combat the spread of Covid-19, the Russian government previously banned Chinese citizens from entering, closed sections of the border with China in the Far East, reduced the number of border crossings with Mongolia, and canceled work visas.

From the province of Hubei, the epicenter of the spread of the disease, the Russians who were there were taken out. Flights to China were suspended, except for Aeroflot flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. On February 3, Russian Railways stopped railway communication with China.

In addition, authorities later announced restrictions on flights to South Korea and Iran. Rospotrebnadzor recommended refraining from trips to Iran, South Korea and Italy, where there is an outbreak of Covid-19.

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