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The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Irkutsk

The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Irkutsk
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The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Irkutsk. They got a woman who returned from the United Arab Emirates.

According to the press service of the government of the Irkutsk region, a 62-year-old resident flew into the city through Novosibirsk via transit. Now she is in the regional infectious diseases hospital. She arrived in Irkutsk on March 17, so now passengers of the Novosibirsk – Irkutsk flight are asked to respond to check for coronavirus.

Doctors have already sent 47 flight passengers in contact with a sick woman to test. There are still 30 more people to find. In the infectious diseases hospital there is also a woman who flew from Vietnam. Her tests for coronavirus showed a negative result, and in the girl who contacted her, the first test gave a dubious result. To clarify the analyzes, women and girls were sent to the Novosibirsk center “Vector”.

Now acting in the region high availability mode, closed cultural institutions, entertainment centers. In the Irkutsk region, 3 309 laboratory tests for coronavirus were carried out, 6 people are on self-isolation.

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