Customs Committee talks alleged coronavirus carrier who passed through Azerbaijan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 27
By Jeyhun Alakbarov – Trend:
A Georgian citizen suspected of being infected with coronavirus crossed Azerbaijan’s Astara customs checkpoint at 06:50 (GMT+4) on February 25 and was checked with portable thermometers, Trend reports on Feb. 27 referring to the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee.
"That citizen had normal temperature,” the message said. “The Georgian citizen left Azerbaijan at 5:09 (GMT+4) on the same day through the Red Bridge customs checkpoint. The customs officers, who contacted with him, underwent medical check-up."
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Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019. The symptoms include cough, headache, fatigue, fever, aching and difficulty breathing. It is primarily spread through airborne contact or contact with contaminated objects.
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