Kosovo has recorded its first two confirmed coronavirus cases, the Kosovo Minister of Health, Arben Vitia confirmed, Pristina media report.
A 20-year-old Italian citizen and a 70-year-old resident of Kosovo have been infected with the virus. They were hospitalized at the Infectious Disease Clinic in Pristina, Koha reports.
After it was confirmed that two people in Kosovo tested positive for coronavirus, the Kosovo government decided to hold an extraordinary meeting.
Kosovo Prime Minister, Albin Kurti also confirmed this news, adding that the cabinet meeting would start at 7 pm, RTK2 reported.
Kurti urged the citizens not to panic and stay in their homes as much as possible.
Earlier today, Kosovo Minister of Health, Arben Vitia announced today that the National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo recommended closing the border crossings.
The Albanian government closed border crossings to Kosovo this morning as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus. The crossings will be closed until midnight on March 15, Koha writes.
The “Trainkos” company announced yesterday that the Pristina-Skopje train line would be suspended from March 13 to March 27.
The Kosovo government adopted 11 measures on Wednesday and one of the main measures was to close all schools until March 27.
A day after this decision by the Kosovo government, the head of the Kosovo Office, Marko Djuric announced that the Serbian government decided to close all schools in Serb-majority communities in Kosovo starting from March 16th.
Some schools in Kosovo Serb communities operating under the curriculum of the Republic of Serbia have suspended classes as of today, while only the first class was held in other schools, at which students were notified of preventive measures. However, schools in Serb communities will officially close on Monday.
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