The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) of Ecuador continued this Sunday without receiving the results of the medical exams applied to the first and only coronavirus suspect (2019-nCoV) registered in the country.
The tests were sent to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA. UU., According to the protocols, as it is the first suspected case reported in the country.
In a statement issued on February 1, the Ecuadorian Health portfolio announced that the patient, a Chinese national, had tested positive for another viral infection that is not related to the coronavirus.
However, I was still waiting for the response from Atlanta. The MSP also reported that an Ecuadorian citizen who returned from China remains in isolation in a health home in Riobamba, as a preventive measure, since he has not yet presented symptoms of respiratory problems.
In the February 2 report, the MSP confirmed that there was no news regarding the 42 people who flew to Ecuador on January 21 in the aircraft along with the foreign citizen. Nor do the two people who had direct contact with the tourist upon arrival present news.