One of the factory workers was infected.
Samsung Electronics has suspended a smartphone factory in the South Korean city of Gumі through the
In Italy, recorded a second death from a coronavirus from Wuhan
Chinese coronavirus , CNN reports .
One of the workers in this city was diagnosed with the coronavirus COVID-19. The virus in a man was laboratory confirmed on Saturday, February 22.
According to preliminary information, the entire plant will not work from February 20 to February 24. The room where the infected worker worked will be closed until at least February 25th. "The company plans to immediately implement all necessary disinfection and containment measures."
The company also identified colleagues who contacted an infected employee. They were isolated. They also passed tests for coronavirus. They are waiting for their results.
Recall, the outbreak of the virus began with a seafood and animal market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. It causes symptoms similar to the common cold, but quickly affects the lungs and other organs. The pathogen belongs to a large family of coronaviruses. The disease has already spread to dozens of countries. Two Ukrainians caught the virus on a cruise ship .
The World Health Organization has officially named the new killer coronavirus from China – COVID-19. In China itself, it used to be called NCP (Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia) , which means pneumonia, which is caused by a new type of coronavirus.
The first vaccine for this type of coronavirus will appear no earlier than a year and a half later .
It seems that some animal is the source of the coronavirus outbreak . At the same time, it is known that the virus can be transmitted from person to person by airborne droplets . There are suspicions that the disease can be transmitted even during the incubation period, when the carrier of the disease does not suspect that it is infected.
Following an emergency meeting, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of coronavirus an emergency of international importance. This has become an indirect recognition that it is not possible to contain the spread of the disease and that it is becoming a global problem from a local problem.
- avoid contact with animals;
- Do not eat raw or poorly processed meat;
- avoid contact with people who have signs of the disease;
- wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.