Azerbaijan confirms first coronavirus case

  • 15:09 28 February 2020

Azerbaijan confirms first coronavirus case

The headquarters of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan confirms that the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has been registered in Azerbaijan, ONA reports.

The infected person is a Russian citizen. He was diagnosed with symptoms of the disease while entering Azerbaijan from Iran. That person was placed at the specific infectious ward of the hospital. As a result of medical examinations and tests, he tested positive for coronavirus. The health condition of the person is stable. 

The hospital has professional doctors’ staff and the specialized equipment in order to provide a patient with relevant therapy and to prevent the spread of the infection.

Besides, the implementation of relevant measures for restriction of spread of the virus and for prevention of causation of undesirable results by the virus including determination of the patient’s contacts in connection with detection of source and ways of spreading of the virus and other infection cases have been started in order to obtain all necessary information.