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Update: Belgian repatriated to Saint-Pierre Hospital can return home

The Belgian who was admitted to the Saint-Pierre Hospital, following a positive test for the new coronavirus Covid-19, can return home. He is no longer infected with the virus and is therefore no longer contagious to those around him.

After the return of 9 Belgians from Wuhan on 2 February, one of them tested positive for the new Covid-19 coronavirus. This person was taken directly into care in total isolation at the Saint-Pierre Hospital in Brussels.

This person did not present any symptoms and has been in good health throughout his stay. Tests carried out by the KULeuven laboratory showed that the Covid-19 coronavirus contamination was decreasing day by day.

The tests carried out on Friday 14/02 and Saturday 15/02 were both negative. This means that this person is no longer contaminated with the virus. He can therefore leave the hospital today and no longer poses any risk to those around him.

Tomorrow, the other 8 repatriated persons will also be allowed to leave their quarantine at the military hospital of Neder-Over-Heembeek.

The authorities and the medical sector remain extremely vigilant. At the slightest suspicion of a possible case of infection, a test is carried out. 128 tests have already been carried out, but all of them have turned out to be negative.

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