Russia registers first coronavirus dying

Medical workers carrying protecting fits trip down an escalator at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on March 18, 2020. – President Vladimir Putin on March 17 mentioned the coronavirus scenario was “under control” in Russia and outbreaks of an infection had been contained. The nation is closing its borders to foreigners from March 18, and cultural and sports activities occasions have been suspended. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)

Russia registered the primary dying of a affected person contaminated with the coronavirus on Thursday, an aged girl who had been hospitalised in Moscow, well being officers mentioned.

The 79-year-old, who had examined constructive, was hospitalised on March 13 and had a number of different circumstances together with diabetes and coronary heart issues, the Moscow well being division mentioned in an announcement.

She died of pneumonia whereas being handled in an intensive care unit, it mentioned. People she had contact with have been remoted, the assertion added.

“The elderly patient had a host of chronic diseases,” Svetlana Krasnova, head physician at Moscow’s Hospital No. 2 for infectious illnesses, was quoted as saying within the assertion.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin added on Twitter that “unfortunately, we have the first loss from the coronavirus infection.”

Russia has reported 147 circumstances of the novel coronavirus, in accordance with official figures Thursday.

Moscow authorities on Wednesday urged aged residents to keep away from crowded locations like cafes and procuring centres.

President Vladimir Putin this week mentioned the coronavirus scenario is “generally under control” within the nation, and the federal government has promised to step up testing.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Thursday referred to as on individuals to “cut down on contacts as much as possible” throughout a authorities assembly.


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