Wizz Air passengers from Milan and Venice arriving at the airports in Skopje and Ohrid will be required to fill in a health passenger locator card as a way to step up prevention against coronavirus.
Passengers will be required to fill out a form on board planes, which is a standard procedure in situations like this, Minister of Health Venko Filipche told a press conference on Wednesday.
Filipce noted that the number of people infected with coronavirus in the European region is 3.365, and the virus had also spread to Andorra, Latvia and Portugal.
“Given that the number of infected people is growing and in line with the more rigorous measures that Italian authorities announced for the northern region, we’ve decided to further step up control and have Wizz Air passengers from Milan and Venice arriving at the airports in Skopje and Ohrid filling in a health passenger locator card, which the airline agreed to, and this would improve control and passenger contact tracing,” the Health Minister said.
He briefed reporters that in the last 24 hours no patients have been tested for coronavirus. He mentioned the three patients who reported at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases on Tuesday, two from Italy and one from Spain.
“All three patients showed symptoms that required testing and all three tested negative. The only coronavirus patient is hospitalized at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases and her condition is stable and improving,” Filipce noted.
Minister Filipce reminded of the Government’s decision to cancel all public gatherings until March 6.