Minister of Health: We can confirm the first case of coronavirus in Poland. The patient is in the Lubuskie province
At night we received a positive result of the first patient in Poland who has a confirmed infection of coronavirus – announced health minister Łukasz Szumowski during a morning press conference organized on Wednesday.
Minister @SzumowskiLukasz w #MZ: Mamy pierwszy przypadek zakażenia koronawirusem w Polsce. Wszystkie procedury zadziałały prawidłowo. Pacjent przebywa w Zielonej Górze.
Wszystkie osoby, które miały kontakt z zakażonym pacjentem zostały objęte kwarantanną. pic.twitter.com/xy9BOAy6Qb
— Ministerstwo Zdrowia (@MZ_GOV_PL) March 4, 2020
The patient is in the Lubuskie Province, he is in a hospital in Zielona Góra, he is feeling well. All the safety procedures have worked – added Minister of Health Łukasz Szumowski. This is a person who came from Germany.
📣Pierwszy przypadek #koronawirus #SARS_COV_2 w Polsce! Diagności laboratoryjni z PZH wykryli materiał genetyczny wirusa u pacjenta z województwa lubuskiego! Prosiliśmy jako @KIDL_Diagnosci, żeby dać diagnostom pracować. Teraz trzeba zminimalizować jego transmisję‼️ pic.twitter.com/NDXNzUJFo8
— Matylda Kłudkowska (@KludkowskaM) March 4, 2020
As the Minister of Health said, the patient reported he is not feeling well to the doctor by phone, received information to contact the sanitary services. – The patient was taken to an infectious hospital – said the head of the department.
All persons who had contact with this patient were asked to stay in home quarantine – he emphasized. He did not answer the question, how many people had contact with the patient, but said that “not much”. The Minister of Health called for respect for the privacy and peace of the patient. “Let the patient recover, don’t put pressure on him and the family,” he said.
Keep your hygiene, wash your hands, use common sense. This disease is similar to flu in its spreading. This is not a disease like SARS, MERS, like ebola, it is a completely different category of infection weight – explained Łukasz Szumowski.
If you notice symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing problems you should call the sanitary-epidemiological station or report to your local infectious department.