Romania confirmed two more cases of coronavirus on Friday, raising the total number of cases to three, Deputy Health Minister Nelu Tataru said.
“They are a 45-year-old man from the county of Maramures and a 38-year-old woman from (the western city of) Timisoara. They both tested positive for the virus,” Tataru told reporters. “They recently returned from Italy.”
The man, who already had symptoms, returned to Romania on February 25 and went to the doctors and was hospitalized in Romania. He is currently hospitalized in the Center for Infectious Diseases in the northwest city of Cluj.
“He has problems breathing, but today he is feeling better” Tartaru said.
The 38-year woman visited Bergamo and had flu symptoms in February 25. She self-isolated at home and tested positive on Friday. “Her condition is good,” he said.
Romania confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Wednesday. The 25-year-old man had been in direct contact with an Italian citizen who traveled to Romania earlier this month.
There are about one million Romanians living in Italy.
There has been panic buying all this week at supermarkets and hypermarkets across the country, with shoppes stocking up on basic groceries such as flour, cooking oil and bottled water.