Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas said that the patient is an Italian citizen who arrived in the country without showing any signs and symptoms of the virus on February 22.
The confirmed patient is currently in the Ramón de Lara military hospital, located in San Isidro. According to the hospital director, the patient was hospitalized at the dawn of February 29. He guarantees that the latter has the necessary medical support and that the symptomatology he presents is a cough.
According to information reported by the Dominican newspaper Listin Diaro, another patient is under observation and awaiting laboratory samples. He is a patient of French nationality, 56 years old.
The health authorities of the neighboring Republic ask the population to take the official information offered by this entity and not to be alarmed by unofficial texts disseminated on social networks.
In Haiti too, the Ministry of Public Health and Population is asking the population not to panic. The Minister of Health, in an interview with Le Nouvelliste, said that several hospitals across the country can take charge of this epidemic