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Emergency mode introduced in Yuzhno-Kurilsk due to coronavirus

Emergency mode introduced in Yuzhno-Kurilsk due to coronavirus
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The first case of coronavirus appeared in the Kuril Islands. In order to organize emergency measures to establish a circle of contacts and prevent the spread of infection in Yuzhno-Kurilsk, an emergency mode was introduced.

The diagnosis was confirmed by a resident of Dagestan, who arrived in Kunashir a few days ago. According to the regional headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, a preliminary rapid test at the airport showed a negative result, so the passenger received an order from Rospotrebnadzor for mandatory two-week self-isolation. However, the man did not wait for the end of quarantine and went to work.

Today, his laboratory confirmed COVID-19. The man was supposed to work as a diver on the Baikal vessel, owned by Salus LLC. The ship has already been seized.

Now the patient is isolated in a regional medical institution, he will be taken to the infectious diseases hospital in Dolinsk by the airborne medical board. Transport links with Kunashir are suspended. It will be resumed when all those who have been in contact with the sick person are fully identified.

Now in the Sakhalin region, 47 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed. Now 22 patients with a confirmed diagnosis are being treated, 25 people have already been cured. At the same time, 80% of the sick are visitors from other regions.

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