At least 80 people have died in China due to the deadly infection, with over 2,700 cases confirmed in the country. At the moment, medical authorities have placed several cities on lockdown, while numerous countries are introducing measures to stop the spread of the disease, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"At the moment, we have identified more than 100 people who have clinical signs of an infectious disease, and at the same time have a history of visiting China. Each of them was identified promptly, isolated, placed in a hospital in a boxed ward, and fully examined. In each case, the aetiology of infectious disease has been established", head of the Russian consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor Olga Popova stated on Monday.
She also expressed hope that a vaccine against the coronavirus would be created soon, adding that at least two Russian laboratories are currently working to develop one.