“A Chinese citizen has not confirmed coronavirus. The tests are ready, he has the usual ARVI, ”the representative of the committee said.
Earlier it was reported that a passenger with suspected ARVI arrived in St. Petersburg from China.
As stated in the Botkin Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital, two people with suspected acute respiratory viral infections were taken to a medical facility.
One of them is Russian, the other is a citizen of China.
In late December, Chinese authorities reported an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in Wuhan. It was preliminary established that the causative agent was a new type of coronavirus - 2019-nCoV, which is transmitted from person to person.
According to the latest data, 17 people died from this type of coronavirus, more than 500 are infected.