Super spreader doctor makes Russia region 50% bigger than Britain after returning from Europe without isolation, and 21 people became infected in his hospital
- Doctor was identified as Andrey Kern, chief of surgery at a hospital in Syktyvkar
- He and his wife are in intensive care after being misdiagnosed with pneumonia
- 21 people tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from Europe
- All patients and medical personnel should not leave the hospital
A ‘super-spreading doctor’ caused a giant Russian region 50 percent larger than Britain to be locked up after 21 people in his hospital became infected when he returned from Europe.
So far, 21 people have been infected in Ezhvinskaya hospital with one reported fatality.
Hundreds of staff and patients have been tested and results are expected.
The doctor was identified by Mash media outlet as Andrey Kern, chief of surgery at the facility.
Pictured: Andrey Kern, the man identified as Russia’s “ super spreader ” after returning from a trip to Europe and contaminating several people in his hospital with COVID-19. He and his wife are now in intensive care after being misdiagnosed with pneumonia
Picture: a general view of the Ezhvinskaya hospital in Syktyvkar, where 21 people are infected with the deadly coronavirus
Pictured: A view of an operation being performed at Ezhvinskaya Hospital in Syktyvkar, the regional capital of Komi in Russia
It is all prohibited to leave the hospital in Syktyvkar, the regional capital of the Republic of Komi, with a population of 901,000, which extends over the Arctic Circle and is the largest region in European Russia.
The case has been described as similar to the Diamond Princess in the Arctic.
The government ordered all Komi citizens to isolate themselves – the same status as that in the capital Moscow, the country’s worst hotspot. Self-quarantine rules also apply to two dozen regions.
All are not allowed to leave the hospital in Syktyvkar (general view of the city, shown)
Pictured: A location map showing Syktyvkar, now incarcerated, located in Komi, the largest region in European Russia
He and his wife are in intensive care after being initially diagnosed with pneumonia.
Deputy Minister of Health Igor Maklakov said: “Employees do not leave the hospital, no one is allowed to enter the institution.
Samples were sent for analysis. We are waiting for the results. ‘
Deputy Minister of Health Igor Maklakov (photo) said: ‘Employees do not leave the hospital, no one is allowed to enter the institution’
About 118 staff and 223 patients are being held to stop a large spread of Covid-19, according to reports.
But many doctors had interacted with their families before the hospital was completely shut down, raising fears of infection in the city and wider region, locals say.
Human rights lawyer Ernest Mezhak said that a female patient who died in hospital on March 22 was found as coronavirus after her death.
On Monday, Russia had 1,836 officially registered cases of the infection, with nine deaths.