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First coronavirus case registered in Estonia; patient arrived on bus from Riga

BC, Riga, 27.02.2020.Print version
The first case of confirmed novel coronavirus Covid-19 was registered in Estonia on Wednesday evening, and the patient arrived on a bus from Riga, Estonian Social Affairs Minister Tanel Kiik said Thursday morning, writes LETA/BNS.

Kiik said the affected individual is an Iranian national resident in Estonia, who had not recently arrived in the country either by plane or by sea, but instead had arrived in Estonia by bus from Riga, Latvia.

The individual is currently in isolation in hospital.

"The passengers on the [same] bus are currently being identified and contacted," Kiik said, though was unable to say how many people had been on the bus and had had contact with the infected person.

Kiik also told ERR that there were no current plans in Estonia to introduce quarantine in coronavirus cases.

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