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Latvian authorities waiting for Ryanair to provide list of passengers of Bergamo-Riga flight

BC, Riga, 04.03.2020.Print version
The Latvian Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) is working to obtain from Irish low-costs carrier Ryanair information on passengers of its Bergamo-Riga flight as one of the passengers on that flight later tested positive for the novel coronavirus Covid-19, CAA representative Aivis Vincevs informed LETA.

The CAA has received a request from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control to obtain a list of the passengers who flew to Riga on this particular flight on February 29.

Vincevs said that the flight was operated by Ryanair, which as a hub in Riga, so the CAA is taking all the measures necessary to obtained the list. As soon as the CAA receives the list, it will be passed on to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

As reported, Estonia reported its second coronavirus Covid-19 case on Tuesday. The patient flew from Bergamo, Italy, to Riga on February 29 and traveled to Estonia by personal transport. The patient is said to have mild symptoms and is being treated at home, the Estonian Health Department said.

The Health Department is identifying the patient's contacts in order to give them relevant recommendations. The health of the persons who had been in contact with the patient is being monitored and they have told to stay home for 14 days.

The Center for Disease Prevention and Control, meanwhile, confirmed it had received information from Estonian colleagues about the second confirmed coronavirus case.

According to this information, the passenger had no symptoms during the flight to Riga, which means that the risk for other passengers to become infected was low. Still, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control has started an epidemiological investigation and will get in touch with the passengers who sat close to the infected person on board the Ryanair plane.

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