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17 August 2020, 20:27

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LPR asks OSCE for clarifications on SMM member infected with COVID-19

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LUGANSK, August 17 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The LPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked the OSCE SMM leadership to clarify the situation with a mission member who tested positive for COVID-19, LPR Foreign Minister Vladislav Deinego said.

He cited media reports on a mission member infected with coronavirus who had recently arrived to the LPR.

"The Ministry has asked the mission's leadership to clarify the situation."

Deinego added that Republican authorities are worried because the concerned person first test was negative, and COVID-19 was revealed after the second test, as the mission's member spent two weeks in the LPR.

"He could uncontrollably contact his colleagues and LPR residents. We are alsoespecially worried about the fact that the infected person was merely evacuated from the LPR."

The World Health Organization announced COVID-19 a pandemic caused by novel coronavirus. The first cases were reported in China in late 2019. As of now, the number of the infected across the world has exceeded 21.5 million; more than 767,000 have died, according to WHO.

The LPR went on high alert and introduced lockdown measures changing the mode of operation of government bodies, industrial companies, organizations and transport. A majority of restrictions have been eased by now as the epidemiological situation improved.

The LPR Healthcare Ministry said that the coronavirus situation in the Republic had fully stabilized and was under control.

LuganskMediaCentre — 17 August — Lugansk