The number of people infected with coronavirus in Albania reaches six. After the first two cases (father and son), tests on the other three family members are positive.
They will remain at home in isolation and under medical supervision. The sixth case is a thirty-one year old from Tirana who made a trip to Milan and returned after a short stay. The young man is receiving medical treatment at the infectious hospital and their conditions present no particular problems, according to official reports.
The statement from the ministry of health
Today 4 new cases have been discovered with COVID-19; 3 of them in the family of the 2 cases of yesterday. Also today, 14 suspected cases of COVID-19 were also examined, eight of which have close contact with the first two confirmed cases with the new coronavirus in our country. From the results of 14 tests carried out in the virology laboratory at the Institute of Public Health, it is stated that 4 people tested positive for the COVID-19 test, 3 of whom were familiar with the first 2 cases confirmed yesterday. Currently all people who have had contacts are held in compulsory self-quarantine and are followed by teams of epidemiologists to analyze their health.
Currently their conditions are without particular problems. The other confirmed case today is a 31-year-old resident of Tirana who had a travel history with Milan 6 days ago and returned after a short 1-day stay only. He was treated, together with the two cases last night, at the infectious hospital and his condition does not present particular problems.
So far 77 cases have been tested and the number of those who tested positive by COVID-19 is 6 people. We appreciate the work of medical personnel in these difficult times to ensure the functioning of our health service according to the plan drawn up according to the WHO protocols. The Ministry of Health invites citizens to carefully follow official recommendations and to pay particular attention to personal hygiene measures.
For any case of signs of respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, breathing difficulties, in particular for people who have traveled or had contacts with the countries concerned, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs asks citizens to contact National Emergency at n. 127! “, Says the Ministry of Health.
National measures in Albania
Yesterday Prime Minister Rama announced that the schools, kindergartens and kindergartens will remain closed until March 23rd, and flights and travel by sea to northern Italy or to the areas most affected until April 3 will be suspended.
In addition, 400 million lek (3270265 euros) will be allocated to the Ministry of Health to deal with the situation related to the coronavirus.
On the other hand, at the first meeting held after the confirmation of the two cases, Rama announced that until April 3 all mass, cultural, sports, rallies, concerts, activities and public hearings will be canceled to see the dynamics of this development and then decide further.
The Albanian Embassy in Italy recommends responsibility and respect for the rules
We ask you to contact the consular offices only in case of emergency! The Embassy advises against traveling to different destinations, including Albania.
These are difficult times for everyone and require prudence, responsibility, calm and attention. Overcoming the situation depends on the responsible behavior of each of us.
Solidarity with the Italian people! Together even in difficult times!
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