Minister of Health and Social Protection, Ogerta Manastirliu, today inspected Tirana's "Mother Teresa" airport, to see closely the measures taken to prevent the penetration of the new coronavirus (what's this)
Minister Manastirliu while checking the measures taken by the airport's health unit, confirmed that currently there is no case of contagion in Albania.
During the past 24 hours, 17 Albanian and foreign passengers traveling from Beijing and Shanghai to Tirana were checked at Rinas airport arrived through other airports. After a check by the health unit at the airport, their conditions were good. While the tests conducted at the Institute of Public Health on a woman who had traveled from China 10 days earlier, have given a negative result.
"Measures have been taken at the port and land border crossings with medical and epidemiological teams who monitor the situation and report in real time on each case", said Manastirliu.
Following the creation of the Ministry task force on 27.01.2020, representatives of health institutions, doctors and public health experts, heads of units at border crossing points and border police officers increased surveillance on serious respiratory diseases, in collaboration with all hospitals.
In addition, the Ministry of Health responded by clarifying a suspected coronavirus case in Albania.
“There are no students infected at Tirana's infectious hospital. There was only one suspected case of a woman returning from China 10 days ago, but tests have confirmed that it is only ordinary flu and therefore not infected with the coronavirus. "
Në inspektim për zbatimin e masave në kuadër të Planit të Veprimit të miratuar të Task-Forcës, për përforcimin e survejancës, masave higjeno-sanitare, në kuadër të kontrollit dhe mbrojtjes ndajtoretoronorororororororororit "Ndërkombëtar" Nënë Tereza "në Rinas✈️
Placed by Ogerta Manastirliu op Woensdag 29 January 2020
The statements of the Albanian ambassador to China
“No infection has occurred among the approximately 400 Albanians who are here, including 60 students. But developments suggest that we reiterate the cautionary request, avoiding travel and complying with guidelines. We only have one student in Wuhan and we are doing everything we can to get him out, although this requires some authorization procedures, compliance with the quarantine rules that has been in force for 14 days, but the preliminary examinations are not infected. The other three, as far as we know, have left Wuhan and have arrived or are arriving home.
We invited all Albanians who are here to study, work or simply pass through China to access the embassy's email and report their health and address. We monitor the situation carefully and report everything to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We ask families who have family members in China and who want to return to make another sacrifice or buy a ticket, because the embassy is unable to pay, and even the Chinese state is not available to finance the repatriation. I wish our compatriots good health and I wish China to win this battle as soon as possible! "
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