Compulsory hospitalization with suspected coronavirus is not against the law – Onishchenko

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Deputy of the state Duma, the former head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko in an interview with Moscow 24 commented on the statement of Rospotrebnadzor about the fact that the office may require obligatory hospitalization or isolation of a person with suspected coronavirus.

According to the Deputy, this approach does not contradict the legislation of the Russian Federation. He explained that arrived from China or India persons hospitalized for epidemiological indications. However, he clarified that hospitalization may be necessary and without signs of infection.

“he may be hospitalized for epidemiological indications, in the presence of temperature and the presence of other signs or even if not. At the airport, it can not be determined, but if there are signs, took a test and it showed a positive result, then there is legal grounds to be hospitalized,” said Onishchenko.

He explained that in the presence of temperature of a passenger at the airport may be hospitalized for accurate diagnosis and exclude possible infection with coronavirus.

Onishchenko said that such measures are taken due to the fact that the greatest threat can provide passengers infected with the coronavirus, but the disease itself is asymptomatic.

Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that the Agency has the right to require compulsory hospitalization of a person with suspected novel coronavirus infection.

She explained that such actions will prevent the emergence and spread of the disease in the country. Popov also noted that in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus was enhanced disinfection regime in points of public catering.

According to the morning of February 10, 2019 coronavirus-nCoV from China has infected more than 40 thousand people, mostly in China. Moreover, the number of deaths from a new form of pneumonia nearly reached nearly one thousand people.

Nervia reports of an outbreak of a new type of pneumonia began to come from the Chinese Wuhan at the end of last year. The who declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus emergency situation of international importance. The government has included a new virus in the list of dangerous diseases.

In China, the share had recovered from coronavirus in two weeks rose almost 7 percent

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