Two new suspected coronavirus cases negative

in News · 05-02-2020 10:28:00 · 1 Comments

Two new suspected cases of infection by the new coronavirus (2019-nCov) in Portugal have been found to be negative, informed the Directorate-General for Health (DGS

In the note, DGS recalls that these two suspected cases had been referred to the Curry Cabral Hospital in Lisbon on 4 February.

These two cases, which raise the number of suspected cases in Portugal to four, are two Portuguese men aged 40 and 44, living in the Greater Lisbon area.

One of them was a contact of the group of infected German citizens during a training course in Germany, given by an employee of the company who travelled from China.

The first case of suspected infection with the new coronavirus in Portugal was reported on 26 January in a man returning from China who was under observation at Curry Cabral Hospital, on suspicion of infection with the new coronavirus, which appeared last December in Wuhan. The second took place with a citizen of foreign nationality who was admitted to the Hospital de São João, in Porto, on 31 January.

On 4 February, at a press conference, the director-general of health explained that the 40-year-old Portuguese citizen was placed on surveillance on his return to Portugal and that it was the monitoring system that allowed the early detection of symptoms.

Twenty people are in voluntary internment at Curry Cabral Hospital, after being repatriated from Wuhan (China), where the virus appeared, last December.

The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which appeared last December in Wuhan, the capital of central China's Hubei province, has already killed 490 people and infected more than 24,300 people.

In addition to the mainland of China and the Chinese regions of Macau and Hong Kong, there are more confirmed cases of infection in 24 other countries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on 30 January an international public health emergency situation, which implies the adoption of prevention and coordination measures worldwide.


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By Susan from Lisbon on 11-02-2020 11:11
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