Eight Latvian residents recognized as close contact persons, traveling with Estonian infected with Covid-19

  • 2020-03-05
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Epidemiologists have received the list of people who were on the Bergamo-Riga flight with Estonian infected with novel coronavirus Covid-19, the second coronavirus case registered in Estonia, the Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) center reported.

Eight of passengers from Latvia and 20 foreigners have been recognized as close contact persons, and information has been handed over to the respective Estonian and Italian authorities.

Health Minister Ilze Vinkele (For Development) said on a Twitter post that luckily, Latvia so far has not been stricken by Covid-19, but preparation for the unknown presently means planning all kinds of resources.

As reported, Estonia on Tuesday confirmed a second Covid-19 case. He arrived on a flight from Bergamo in Italy to Riga on Saturday and drove their personal car to Estonia. The coronavirus patient has mild symptoms and they are being monitored at home.

Latvia so far has reported one coronavirus patient, and the patient has already been discharged from the hospital.