27 Jan 2020 09:15

Three Primorye residents who visited China test negative for coronavirus - Rospotrebnadzor

VLADIVOSTOK. Jan 27 (Interfax) - Three Primorye residents, who were admitted to hospitals after visiting China, tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the territorial branch of Rospotrebnadzor said in a statement on its website on Monday.

"Three patients, who turned to healthcare institutions in the Primorye Territory for treating an acute respiratory infection after they visited China, have been tested by laboratories. They tested negative for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)," the statement said.

Everyone crossing the state border in the Primorye Territory, including people arriving from China, has their temperature taken. No travelers showing signs of the novel coronavirus have been found at the checkpoints so far.

China's National Health Commission said earlier that 24 people had died from coronavirus-caused pneumonia in China over the past day, and the total death toll had risen to 80.

All recent deaths occurred in the Hubei province.

As of 12:00 a.m. on Monday, the number of coronavirus occurrences in China grew by 769 to 2,794. More than 3,800 patients are suspected of having the coronavirus. Two patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals.

As for occurrences outside mainland China, eight coronavirus cases have been reported from Hong Kong, five in Macao, and four in Taiwan.

Besides, according to China's National Health Commission, seven cases have been recorded in Thailand, four in each of Australia and Singapore, three in each of Japan, South Korea, the United States, Malaysia, and France, two in Vietnam, and one in Nepal.