The first case of confirmed Novel Coronavirus in Estonia was found on the evening of February 26, the social affairs minister Tanel Kiik (Center) said next morning.
Kiik said the affected individual is an Iranian national resident in Estonia, who had not recently arrived in the country either by plane or by sea, but instead had arrived in Estonia by bus from Riga, Latvia.
“The passengers on the [same] bus are currently being identified and contacted,” Kiik said, though was unable to say how many people had been on the bus and had had contact with the infected person.
“The patient had no opportunity to travel around Estonia [after arriving by bus],” said a spokesperson from the Health Board.
“The individual came from Riga by bus and called an ambulance to [Tallinn] bus station themselves,” she added.