Six coronavirus cases confirmed in Belarus


    Two more novel coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Belarus, bringing the total number to six, the country’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

    “Two cases that were suspected yesterday have been confirmed by tests. So, there are six coronavirus cases in Belarus – four in Minsk and two in the Vitebsk Region,” according to the ministry.

    Earlier, the ministry noted that more than 5,000 tests had been carried out by the Republican Research and Practical Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology.

    The Belarusian Health Ministry reported the first coronavirus case on February 28. A student from Iran tested positive for COVID-19 and later a man who had contacted with him also contracted the virus. On March 1, the ministry confirmed that a woman from Vitebsk, who had returned from Italy, was diagnosed with the coronavirus.



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