Transport company becomes coronavirus hotspot in Lithuania
A transport company in Lithuania's second largest city Kaunas has become a new coronavirus hotspot with 18 persons diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the Lithuanian Health Ministry, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
All the infected arrived in Lithuania from Uzbekistan with the first two cases confirmed a few days ago and the other 16 cases confirmed on Tuesday, said the National Center for Public Health (NVSC) under the ministry.
"About 200 workers are being tested for the infection. The testing results are expected today," said Rolanda Lingiene from NVSC.
According to the official, the situation is under control with NVSC specialists working in the company, in cooperation with Kaunas City Municipality and company representatives.
In addition to the outbreak in Kaunas, seven other new COVID-19 cases were registered in Lithuania on Tuesday, said the Health Ministry.
According to the ministry, Lithuania had registered 1,882 COVID-19 cases by Wednesday morning. To date, 79 people have died of the coronavirus and 1,582 have recovered.