26 Feb 2020 12:24

Quarantine of Tajik students who returned to Dushanbe from Wuhan ends

DUSHANBE. Feb 26 (Interfax) - Sixty-three people, including 46 Tajik students repatriated from Wuhan two weeks ago, have been discharged from a hospital in Dushanbe, spokesperson for the Tajik Ministry of Health and Social Protection Bibihonum Darveshzoda told Interfax.

"Students and the staff that accompanied them on the flight, including the crew of the Somor Air charter plane, were taken to the Harangon war and labor veterans' hospital in the Varzob district upon their arrival from China on February 11. They spent 14 days under quarantine and medical observation. Luckily, none of them showed signs of coronavirus, and everyone was discharged," Darveshzoda said.

She noted that those discharged would remain under medical observation at their places of residence.

Coronavirus-induced pneumonia, also known as Covid-2019, began spreading from Wuhan, the administrative center of China's Hubei province, in December 2019.

According to the latest updates, the world has seen more than 80,000 cases of coronavirus, including more than 2,700 fatalities.