First Covid-19 case confirmed in Moscow

11:00, 03 March 2020
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The man, 29-year-old Moscow resident, is the first known Russian national to test positive for coronavirus while in the country, The Moscow Times wrote.

Twenty-four persons who the authorities learned had been in contact with the infected patient were hospitalized, including six family members, five acquaintances, and 13 passengers who were on the same flight with the infected person.

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Over 100 people who had contacted the man were quarantined, TASS reported citing the mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin.

The patient in question is experiencing light symptoms, the mayor says.

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