Two crew members of a fishing boat died with COVID-19 in Galapagos hospital

Two crew members of a fishing boat died with COVID-19 in Galapagos Hospital

At Oskar Jandl Hospital, cases of people affected by the pandemic are treated. In San Cristóbal there are 41 cases of COVD-19. Photo: Courtesy GAD San ​​Cristóbal.

October 16, 2020 – 08h51

ECUADOR – Two patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia died this Thursday at the Oskar Jandl hospital in San Cristóbal.

The Galapagos Emergency Operations Committee (COE) reported that both people, 41 and 52 years old, were part of the crew of a Manta fishing boat that was fishing in international waters. They remained in the intensive care unit of that public health home, it was indicated.

This Thursday the COE activated the proper protocols for the burial of the deceased. Teams of the Armed Forces, Agency for the Regulation and Control of Biosafety and Quarantine for Galapagos (ABG), Municipal GAD, Intendancy, National Police, ECU911, Risk Management collaborate in these tasks.

The authorities reminded citizens to maintain sanitary measures such as the use of a mask, physical distancing and hand washing.

According to official figures, Galapagos registers 205 cases of COVID-19 until this October 15.

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