Three coronavirus cases found among Ukrainian migrant workers

Coronavirus tests being analyzed in a lab.
Coronavirus tests being analyzed in a lab. Source: Ser Amantio di Nicolao/Wikimedia Commons

Of the 170 Ukrainian migrant workers who arrived in Tallinn on a special flight organized by the Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce on Tuesday, three carriers of the coronavirus were found during testing.

The Ukrainians were tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) immediately after arriving in Estonia and all 170 arrivals were tested, said Mari-Anne Härma, acting director general of the Health Board, on Wednesday.

She said three tests recorded positive results, one is still being confirmed and the number may increase.

In Antsla, three people refused to be tested for coronavirus

On Tuesday, the Health Board performed coronavirus tests on all participants in the so-called hippie camp in Antsla, Võru County and ordered the event to be closed.

Härma said the results of the tests will be announced on Wednesday, but three participants in the camp refused to be tested. 

"Refusers are considered to be corona-positive and are subject to the same rules," said Härma.

This means if a person tests negative they must leave the camp immediately and if they test positive they must go into self-isolation.


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