The DNR died the first patient with a coronavirus

The first fatal case of COVID-19 registered in the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, told journalists in a press-service of the Ministry of health DND.

"Donetsk people’s Republic was the first fatal case of COVID-19. Patient 60 years old enrolled in a health care institution is already in serious condition with an initial diagnosis of pneumonia. In the course of treatment was performed, the sampling of biological material for research on coronavirus infection, unfortunately, the patient could not be saved", – stated in the message released by the press service of the Ministry of health DND.

Informed because of the threat of coronavirus in the DNR introduced the mode of increased readiness. All schools have been translated into distance learning. The decree of the President of the Republic Denis Pushilin reduced working time cafes and restaurants, prohibited events, prohibited the entry of citizens without registration or confirmation of permanent residence and arrived to a mandatory withdrawal for 14 days. In addition, DPR citizens were obliged to comply with social distance. According to the Ministry of health, treatment in the Republic there are 34 people with confirmed coronavirus.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest world health organization, worldwide there were more than 2.39 million infections, more than 162 thousand people died.