First case of COVID-19 documented on Kuril Islands

# 12:09
15 May 2020

Officials of the Southern Kuril Islands have introduced a state of emergency on the territory of the Shikotan Island (Southern Kuril Islands, Sakhalin Region) after the first case of the novel coronavirus was documented on its territory, APA reports citing TASS.

The Sakhalin Region has documented 21 people infected, with an additional 25 people recovered and discharged from hospitals. There have been no cases of infection on the Kuril Islands before today.

"A state of emergency has been introduced in the region after one case of the coronavirus infection was detected," the officials said.