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30 April 2020, 17:09

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LPR medics diagnose 129 COVID-19 cases - Healthcare Ministry

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LUGANSK, April 30 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Lugansk People’s Republic medics confirmed 129 coronavirus infection cases, the LPR Healthcare Ministry press service told the Lugansk Media Centre.

“Laboratories confirmed 129 COVID-19 cases in the period from March 28 to April 30; of those 12 people have been discharged from hospital,” the Ministry said.

Pervomaisk reported 49 COVID-19 patients, Stakhanov -21, Sverdlovsk - 15, Lugansk - 17, Alchevsk - 8, Bryanka - 2 and Perevalsk - 3, medical authorities said.

The World Health Organisation called the COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic. The first coronavirus infection cases were recorded in China in late 2019.  As of now, the number of coronavirus contacts across the world has exceeded three million; of those over 211,000 died. Coronavirus cases were reported in Ukraine and Russia. Earlier, the LPR confirmed 119 COVID-19 cases.

The Republic’s Emergency Sanitary and Anti-Epidemic Commission shut down public catering businesses, ordered education institutions to switch to 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. The LPR parliament toughened the penalty for violating sanitary and epidemiological norms. The Republic’s authorities issued a strict stay-at-home order for the period from May 1 to May 12.

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 30 April — Lugansk