A 71-year-old Italian man, who has been diagnosed with coronavirus, has recently visited Romania, February 18-22, where he visited his Romanian wife’s relatives and had several business meetings, according to the Romanian Foreign Ministry.
The Italian arrived in Craiova first, then he stayed in a locality in Gorj county.
Dolj prefect said that the Italian had got in contact with at least 50 people during his visit in Romania and authorities are trying now to identify all these people.
The 71yo man, residing in Cattolica, Emilia Romagna region, has been diagnosed with Coronavirus and is currently hospitalised in Rimini, but his condition is not serious, the Italian media reported.
According to “Il Resto del Carlino”, the man went to the emergency room of the hospital of Cattolica, with symptoms of fever and coughing. He said he had just returned from Romania. The man was transferred to the “Infermi” hospital in Rimini, where he tested positive for Coronavirus.
According to Corriere di Bologna, the man is working in the hospitality sector.
None testes positive for Covid-19
The local health authorities have just announced that all those 13 people coming into contact with the Italian during his visit in Romania had tested negative for Coronavirus after testing. Other 19 people from Gorj are to be tested for Covid-19 in the coming period. The chief of the emergency situations department, Raed Arafat has announced that negotiations to purchase 10 thermo scanners for the airports (which identify people with fever) are under way.
What’s the situation in Romania? No coronavirus case confirmed, 26 people in quarantine, other 2,000 monitored at home
There is no confirmed Coronavirus in Romania so far. 26 people are in quarantine while other 2,077 are monitored at home, the local authorities announced today through “the Strategic Communication Group”. 32 test results are pending at “Matei Bals” Infectious Disease Institute in Bucharest, all originating from the people in the areas where the Italian citizen has been.
At the same time, on Tuesday authorities have opened two criminal files for “preventing disease control”, with 4 people investigating in these cases.