2020.02.03 10:28

Coronavirus: test results of suspected cases in Lithuania come back negative

Milena Andrukaitytė, BNS2020.02.03 10:28

All three samples tested for coronavirus in Lithuania came back negative, according to Rolada Lingienė, director of the National Public Health Centre's Vilnius Department.

"Based on preliminary data, all tree results came back negative but the official test protocols are expected on Monday," she told BNS on Saturday.

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The tests confirmed that a patient being treated in isolation at Kaunas Clinical Hospital since Thursday does not have the virus. The hospital said on Saturday the man feels well, there are no symptoms of the disease and the hospital was expecting the test results from the NPHC's laboratory.

The coronavirus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan and is spreading across the world. People who contracted the virus suffer from flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, breathing difficulties. The symptoms are similar to those of pneumonia.

Small children, elderly people and those having other health problems are thought to be more susceptible to the virus.

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