The first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus has been confirmed in Latvia, the Ministry of Health of the Republic told BNS on Monday.
According to Latvian television, the virus was detected in a woman. The emergency medical service team will arrange for her to be transported to the Latvian Infectology center. The health status of the woman is not serious.
At 20:00 local time, the Ministry of Health plans to hold a press conference, which will tell about further actions of the responsible services and recommendations for the population.
The press conference will be attended by the Minister of health Ilze Vinkele, Director of the Department of Risk Analysis and Prevention of Infectious Diseases of the CDC Yuri Perevoschikov, as well as the chief specialist in Infectology of the Riga Eastern clinical hospital Ludmila Viksna.