Irina Sannikova, professor of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the Stavropol State Medical University, after a trip to Spain in early March, did not go through quarantine and continued to go to work. Later, she and 11 of her colleagues discovered a coronavirus.
The Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Stavropol Territory has opened a criminal case against a professor at the Department of Infectious Diseases of the Stavropol State Medical University, the main freelance infectious disease specialist of the Stavropol Ministry of Health on charges of negligence and hiding information about circumstances that endanger the life or health of people, reported on the agency’s website.
SK does not name the suspect. According to Russian media, the woman’s name is Irina Sannikova.
According to the UK, from March 6 to 9, she was resting in Spain, and after returning home she did not report the trip to the management and continued to go to work.
“The woman continued her usual way of life: giving lectures at the university, participated in the conference, visited other institutions and departments, and a few days later (March 17), due to deterioration of her health, she was hospitalized in the hospital where she was diagnosed with coronavirus infection COVID-19 “, The message said.
According to Kommersant, later rapid tests showed the presence of infection in 11 colleagues Sannikova. The analyzes sent for re-examination.
An outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to American Johns Hopkins University on March 23, the total number of infected people in the world is more than 351 thousand, more than 15 thousand people died.
About 430 cases of COVID-19 were registered in the Russian Federation, in Spain – more than 33 thousand.