The Italian Embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina informs that the Italian Government has established a single central structure for the prevention, control and response to infection with the new Covid-19 virus and that the operation is managed in coordination with all local Italian authorities.
“Italy is among the first to establish rigorous control measures and the number of infected is monitored and updated on a daily basis. To date, the number of infected patients is 214 and all are in isolation and under the control of health structures. Symptoms can be mild, such as colds, sore throat, cough and fever, but also serious ones such as pneumonia and severe respiratory problems.
People with more severe forms of the disease are the elderly and those who already have health problems, such as diabetics and people with heart disease.
Italian authorities put into operation an emergency telephone number to which everyone can call from Italy free of charge for advice and guidance: 1500. All citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Italy who need medical assistance or control can call this number and check their health status with the competent centers within public medical institutions,” was stated by the Italian embassy in BiH.
The emergency measures, they point out, have been adopted in some Italian centers, such as closing schools or postponing sports events, are precautionary and temporary, and are only effective for a period which is strictly necessary to prevent the possibility of contagion.