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Neman River in spring
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4 March 2020

Fourth coronavirus case reported in Belarus

The fourth coronavirus case was confirmed in Belarus on 3 March, BelTA learned from the press service of the Healthcare Ministry.

“The National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology is busy processing the test results of people who are under medical surveillance. Today one of the tests of a Belarusian national came back positive, it showed coronavirus RNA. This person had been quarantined because of exposure to one of the patients diagnosed with coronavirus,” the press service informed.

Thus, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to four in Belarus. Another two persons also tested positive, but their tests will be double checked in line the WHO protocols. The findings of these tests will be announced later. All the people who are under medical supervision feel good, including the patients who contracted the virus.

“Taking into consideration that their initial tests came back negative, we can assume that the patients had been isolated before the virus became contagious, which means these people could not pass the infection,” the press service informed.

All in all, by now the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology has conducted more than 5,000 swab tests.