One Member of Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina is positive for Coronavirus

April 16, 2020 12:20 PM

 

A member of Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina is positive for a coronavirus and is at the University Center for Infectious Diseases Clinic in Banja Luka, Radisa Samardzija, chief of the Office of the Director of the BiH Border Police, confirmed for Avaz news portal.

As Samardzija explained, this member was admitted to the Infectious Disease Clinic on Wednesday, and today he has been confirmed positive for COVID-19.

“It is very important to note here that this officer neither has not worked in the service since March 17th, nor been in contact with colleagues. The doctors told us then that there was no need for anyone to be tested. Since he did not work, did not meet with colleagues, we are doing as we currently do,” Samardzija explained.

Tests at the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo and the University Clinical Center in Banja Luka confirmed another 48 positive samples for coronavirus. Republika Srpska Minister of Health and Social Welfare Alen Seranic said 28 out of 648 tested samples were confirmed positive, Klix.ba news portal reports.

Most of them are from Banja Luka, 15, followed by Nevesinje 2, and one case each in Prnjavor, Teslic, Celinac, Prijedor, Mrkonjic Grad, Kotor Varos, Kozarska Dubica, Ribnik, Modrica, Srbac and East Sarajevo. Among the positives are two workers at the University Clinical Centre Banja Luka. So far, 130 healthcare professionals have been tested in the RS.

In the last 24 hours, another 18 people have recovered in this entity, and now the total number is 269.

As for the tests at the Clinical Centre University of Sarajevo, 178 of them were done during the night, of which 20 are positive.

Seven are positive from Sarajevo, three from Cazin, two each from Bosanska Krupa and Velika Kladuša, and four who are being treated in isolation at Podhrastovi Infectious Diseases Clinic. Two from Gorazde are also positive, but this is a retest of previously positive people. In the last 24 hours, 368 tests were performed at KCUS.

A total of 1155 people are Coronavirus positive in BiH,  269 people have recovered so far and 43 have died.

 

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