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Slovakia on Friday confirmed the first case of COVID-19 infection in the country.

“A 52-year-old man is infected. He appears to have been infected by so-called secondary transmission,” said Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini at a press conference.

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“The patient has no history of travel, has not been abroad,” Pellegrini explained, adding “His son was in Venice, but although he himself shows no symptoms, his father may have been infected by him, but the details are being investigated.”

Pellegrini confirmed that the patient is now hospitalized and isolated at the Infectology Clinic of the University Hospital Bratislava in Kramare. “He went straight to this clinic when he felt the symptoms. He wasn’t in contact with other hospital patients,” said the prime minister.

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But the Chief Health Officer of the Slovak Republic Jan Mikas said an investigation into the patient’s contact people is currently underway. He recommended those who have suspicious symptoms to call the relevant infoline or contact their family doctor by phone.

Source: Xinhua- BRATISLAVA

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