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3rd case of coronavirus infection spotted in Finland

Published : 28 Feb 2020, 23:02

  DF News Desk

File Photo University of Helsinki by Ari Aalto.

The third case of COVID-19 in Finland confirmed in Helsinki on Friday, reported news agency Xinhua quoting National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

The patient is a working-age Finnish woman who was infected with the virus in northern Italy. The woman returned to Finland several days ago.

While traveling, the patient has not been exposed to other known patients. Her symptoms began later in Finland, according to THL.

The woman returned home after sampling on Thursday. She has been instructed to be self-quarantining at home.

Finnish health officials are working with infectious diseases experts to determine whether other persons may have been exposed to the infection. Those exposed will be personally contacted, said THL.

Earlier, on February 26 another Finnish woman in Helsinki was diagnosed with coronavirus infection.

The patient is also a working-age person who had caught the disease while visiting Milan, Northern Italy.

In late January, a female Chinese tourist tested positive for novel coronavirus in northern Finland's Lapland. She had been discharged from hospital later.