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Bosnia Records First Cases Of Coronavirus, Man And Child Test Positive


The school the child attends has been closed and measures are being taken to disinfect it.

Bosnia-Herzegovina has reported its first two confirmed cases of the coronavirus, a worker and his child in the predominantly Serb-populated area of the Balkan country.

Republika Srpska Health and Social Welfare Minister Alen Seranic told a news conference on March 5 that the man had traveled to Italy and passed it on to his child in the city of Banja Luka.

"The man was transferred to a medical clinic. The wife is negative, but the child is positive for the coronavirus," said Seranic, adding the child had also been moved to the facility where both feel fine and have not developed COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Seranic said the child's school has been closed and measures are being taken to disinfect it and test its students.

"There could be more cases waiting," Seranic said.

The coronavirus outbreak has infected more than 3,800 people in Italy, killing 148. Both totals are the highest in Europe.

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