Russia: coronavirus can’t spread beyond quarantined health camp near Tyumen
The novel coronavirus will not spread beyond a health camp, where people evacuated from China are undergoing a quarantine, even if any of them is diagnosed with the infection, head of the Russian Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare Anna Popova said.
"The necessary measures have been taken so that nothing happens beyond the building, no matter how the situation develops," she told the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
According to Popova, medical staff who will monitor the evacuees will not leave the camp for 14 days.
On February 5, 144 people evacuated from China arrived in the Siberian city of Tyumen in two military planes. Popova pointed out that all of them were well and showed no symptoms of respiratory diseases caused by the novel coronavirus.
According to recent data, over 28,500 cases of patients infected with the virus and 563 deaths have been confirmed in China. Over 1150 patients have recovered from the virus.