9 April 2020, 20:21


First coronavirus patient fully recovers - LPR Epidemiological Service

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LUGANSK, April 9 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The first novel coronavirus patient in the Lugansk People’s Republic has fully recovered; he has been discharged from hospital, LPR chief sanitary officer Dmitry Dokashenko told the Lugansk Media Centre. 

“We have a negative test from the first patient; he has recovered and has been discharged from hospital,” Dokashenko said.

So far, he is the first to have fully recovered, he added.

The World Health Organisation called the COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic. The first novel coronavirus infection cases were recorded in China in late 2019.  As of now, the number of contacts across the world has exceeded 1.4 million; of those, over 85,500 died. Coronavirus cases were diagnosed in Ukraine and Russia; the LPR confirmed seven COVID-19 cases.

Earlier, the Republic’s Emergency Sanitary and Anti-Epidemic Commission shut down public catering facilities, ordered education institutions to switch on online courses starting March 30, cancelled public transportation incentives and suspended trade in non-food products.

To prevent the spreading of the coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and pursuant to the LPR Head’s decree on high alert and the degree on certain issues pertaining to the high alert mode, government bodies and officials suspended face to face meetings with residents or launched interaction using electronic queues.

LuganskMediaCentre — 09 April — Lugansk