In the last 24 hours, four new cases with coronavirus have been registered in Albania, two of which are doctors at the "Shefqet Ndroqi" hospital, thus bringing the total number of infections to 42.
The two doctors had contacts with one of the infected people who had been hospitalized in this hospital.
According to the official announcement by the Ministry of Health, doctors are in good health and are in quarantine cars. Less encouraging news comes from the infectious diseases department where 3 out of 17 patients are in intensive care, a 66 year old from Lushnja and a 61 year old from Fier and a 50 year old from Tirana.
The statement from the Ministry of Health
“The Ministry of Health and Social Protection addresses all citizens: When you contact and the health authorities, please let us know in advance if you have traveled abroad in the affected areas.
Notify your healthcare professional if you have a family member or relative who has traveled abroad or if you have been in contact with people who have made these trips or who have signs of illness.
Avoid visiting relatives in hospitals because it increases the risk for healthcare professionals. Collaborate with doctors and authorities. It is our duty to protect healthcare professionals so avoid going to the hospital directly "
In the last 24 hours an increase in the number of calls to emergency number "127", which he received in total 7247 calls, Of which 4468 the "crown" code.
Number of people infected with coronavirus today
- Tirana 26 cases
- Durres 5 cases (one of whom died)
- Lushnje 2 cases
- Elbasan 2 cases
- Fier 5 cases
- Rrogozhina 2 cases
Rama: private hospitals serving the national health system
Like many other countries facing COVID-19, to deal with the emergency, Albania today decided to put private hospitals at the service of state hospitals, both with facilities and with medical personnel.
Those who do not obey this order are fined 5 million lek (about 50000 euros) - Rama said - and if they do not obey even after the sanction, the relevant structures will be forced by force to make themselves available to the public health service. These structures will strengthen state structures by helping doctors who are on the front lines against COVID-19 and will be under the direction of the state structure, led by the Ministry of Health for the duration of the infection.
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