Tartu resident with positive corona symptoms infected three other people

Social distancing sign in Tartu.
Social distancing sign in Tartu. Source: Helen Wright/ERR

A Tartu resident with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms who visited shops, a spa and the cinema infected several other people, the Health Board told Tartu Postimees on Tuesday.

According to preliminary data, it is believed the person passed the virus on to three close contacts.

The Health Board said on Friday the resident went to Vabank nightclub on July 18, Meresuu spa in Narva-Jõesuu in Ida-Viru County on July 19, and visited several shops while they were displaying symptoms of the virus.

After taking a test on July 23, they then went to the cinema at Lõunakeskus shopping mall, the Health Board wrote on Facebook. After a person takes a test they are supposed to stay home and isolate until the result is given.

On Saturday, it was announced the virus was spread by the carrier in Vabank, after a friend tested positive.

On Tuesday, it turned out that three people have been infected with the coronavirus due to the first infection. 

Police officer tests positive for coronavirus

On Monday, a police investigator tested positive for coronavirus. They are known to have contracted the virus from a family member outside of work, the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) said.

Major Baldur Pilden, police officer of the Southern Prefecture, said the police investigator was working at in the office on Friday but did not have symptoms.

"During Friday, it turned out that a family member was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Upon learning of this, the police investigator immediately took a coronavirus test," Pilden said.

The investigator is now working from home and monitoring their health. In any case, the prefecture has sent home other police officers with whom the investigator came into contact last Friday. They will also undergo testing.

The police premises have now been cleaned and policing will continue as usual.


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