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Eight tourists coming back from China under supervision: KRG Ministry of Health

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Health Saman Hussein (NRT Digital Media)
2020-02-18

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SULAIMANI — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Health Saman Hussein said on Monday (February 17) that eight residents of the Kurdistan Region remain under medical observation out of the 104 who have returned from China.

The rest have been discharged.

“Of the people who were put under supervision, only eight of them have not finished their fourteen days,” Hussein added.

The incubation period for the coronavirus is fourteen days and countries have been using that as a standard quarantine period.

Thirty-eight of the 104 people initially under observation were Chinese nationals, while the remainder were from the Kurdistan Region.

Outside of China, five cases of death from the coronavirus have been recorded in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, France, and Taiwan.

The total death toll from the virus in China has climbed to 1,868, with 72,436 people infected in total.

(NRT Digital Media)