Three Chinese citizens were admitted to the Sarajevo University Clinical Centre and are being tested for the coronavirus, the head of the Centre, Sebija Izetbegovic, said at a press conference on Tuesday, adding that the test results should be available by the end of the day.
“We must inform the public about the truth as we have noticed that disinformation about the Clinical Centre is being spread,” she said.
“It is true, three patients were brought in and they are Chinese tourists. It is not true that they have high fevers. They came in with symptoms of a cold, one of them with symptoms of the common flu,” she said.
Izetbegovic explained that the tourists came from areas far away from the hotspots of the virus.
She also confirmed that a group of students who returned from a trip to Milan, Italy, are currently in quarantine at their homes.
“We don’t know what they were exposed to and where they moved. We only know that they have a fever,” she said.
The first case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Croatia on Tuesday. The person who caught the virus also spent time in Milan.