The two new coronavirus cases are spouses from Debar aged 68 and 62, who arrived from Brescia (northern Italy) on February 27. They had mild symptoms and reported to their doctor (twice) on March 2 but were told they were ok and sent home.
Both had traveled extensively around the country and mingled with residents in stores and malls. Visited Skopje, Kumanovo, Gostivar and Tetovo, before finally being told by a doctor from Gostivar to check whether they have the new virus.
Today they reported to the hospital in Debar where they tested positive for the virus, said Health Minister Venko Filipce late on Friday.
He informed that both patients with coronavirus are in a stable condition.