According to the National Institute of Health, it is a case in Stublla di Vitia (where the first case also occurred) of a 42-year-old man, and another case of a 37-year-old woman, a Kosovan citizen but residing in Brescia (Italy), returned to Kosovo to her village of Bubavec, in the municipality of Malisheva.
"In addition to three positive cases already confirmed, two other positive cases of Covid-14 virus have been confirmed this afternoon of 03/2020/19 at the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory at the National Health Institute.
A case in Stublla di Vitia (a contact with the first case) a 42 year old male and a 37 year old woman, a Kosovar citizen but residing in Italy (Brescia), who arrived in Kosovo on 01/03/2020 at the international airport " Adem Jashari ". His place of residence in Kosovo is the village of Bubavec, municipality of Malisheva ", Said the Institute spokesman.
Kosovo's National Institute of Public Health today investigated 67 other suspected cases of COVID-19 infection.
From 08.02.2020 to 14.03.2020, 207 suspect coronavirus samples were tested in the molecular microbiology laboratory at this institute and a total of five (5) tested positive.
From 01.02.2020 to 14.03.2020, a total of 7.326 passengers crossed the border from the "Adem Jashari" international airport and other border posts.
The first two cases of contagion in Kosovo occurred yesterday. Health Minister Vitia confirmed another case today. While in the evening the National Institute of Health confirms the presence of two others, reaching a total of 5 cases.
The Kosovo government had taken preventive measures to counter the spread of coronavirus in the country even before the first cases arose. In fact, the Italian Ambassador in Prishtina congratulated the government on the measures taken
The statements of the Italian ambassador Nicola Orlando on Twitter
I congratulate the Kosovo government for making painful but necessary decisions to curb the spread of Coronavirus
Every single person's behavior will now make a difference. Social distancing is indispensable. Coronavirus spreads very quickly and easily from person to person.
Most of the population can be affected. The current mortality rate in Italy is 7,2% of those infected in an excellent health system.
The situation in Albania
The director of the Institute of Public Health, Albana Fico announced in a public communication that they have so far been tested 505 suspicious cases. The total of infection is 38.
12 of the people who tested positive were hospitalized in the infectious diseases department (from Tirana, Durres, Fier, Lushja and Rrogozhina); Two of them are in intensive care, a 66 year old from Lushnja and a 61 year old from Fier. While the rest of the infected are in stable conditions so far.