First coronavirus case in Poland confirmed

The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Poland had been diagnosed in the city of Zielona Góra in the western province of Lubuskie, Poland’s Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski reported on Wednesday.

200 pupils quarantined in boarding houses in north-west Poland

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According to the minister, the patient called a physician himself and has been hospitalised in Zielona Góra. The minister said that the infected individual had recently returned from Germany.

Mr Szumowski said that all people who had contact with the infected person were quarantined, including the patient’s family and are likely to remain quarantined for 14 days. “The patient feels well,” said the Health Minister, asking the media “to respect the patient’s privacy and his peace of mind.”

The minister asked the public to remain calm and said that the Wuhan coronavirus was not as dire as the SARS and Ebola viruses.

Regarding the 200 boarding school pupils who were quarantined in the northwestern town of Police, all of the coronavirus tests that were conducted on them turned out negative.

According to the Health Ministry 68 people in total have been hospitalised and are undergoing tests for suspected coronavirus in Poland, 500 have been put in domestic quarantine while over 4,459 have been placed under epidemiological supervision.