20 Feb 2020 20:53

First Chinese citizens discharged from quarantine in Yekaterinburg

YEKATERINBURG. Feb 20 (Interfax) - Six citizens of China left a quarantine unit (observation facility) in the Bodrost health center in Yekaterinburg on Thursday and the other 58 will be discharged on Friday, the press service for the city administrations' healthcare directorate told Interfax.

"Six citizens of China received permission [from Rospotrebnadzor] and left Bodrost. The others [will be discharged] tomorrow [on February 21]," the press service said.

The Sverdlovsk authorities created a site for two-week observation of citizens of China at the Bodrost health center in Yekaterinburg to prevent the spread of coronavirus in early February. Sixty-four people, including two children, arrived there on February 7. Doctors examined all the people for symptoms of coronavirus; the disease was not found in anyone.

The health center will undergo full disinfection following the Chinese citizens' departure.