Crisis team chief doctor warns of coronavirus making summer comeback

Dr. Arkadi Popov.
Dr. Arkadi Popov. Source: ERR

Even though only two people infected with the coronavirus were registered on May 24, the Health Board's (Terviseamet) crisis team chief doctor, Arkadi Popov, says that the virus has not gone away, and people need to be ready for a potential new wave in summer as well. This is particularly evidenced by recent asymptomatic cases, or cases where the carrier is at a loss as to where they may have picked up the virus.

Doctor Popov said that during recent days, there have been cases where people don´t know where they might have contracted the virus.

"Although we are able to track most of the contacts, the virus can be caught in public spaces, especially when people are moving around actively, socializing, and going to shopping malls," Popov told ETV current affairs show "Aktuaalne kaamera" on Sunday.

"And, of course, it must be taken into account that people have also been coming to Estonia from Finland, and the risk of infection in Finland is now many times higher than in Estonia. This must be taken into account," he added.


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