Two firemen in isolation at the Ribeira Brava barracks

Two firefighters are in isolation at the Joint Voluntary Firefighters headquarters in Ribeira Brava and Ponta do Sol, after having transported a suspected case of covid-19 to the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital, information confirmed by the corporation’s commanders, Sidónio Pio.

According to official information, the person in question went to the county’s Health Center, which did not identify the case as being suspicious and asked this corporation to transport the patient to the emergency room at the Central Hospital of Funchal. Only when this person was assessed on arrival at ‘Nélio Mendonça’ did they consider him a suspicious case and, as a result, the two firefighters were sent to isolation in the barracks.

Otherwise, the situation recurs again two days after five firefighters from the same corporation were isolated in the barracks while waiting for the results of tests for the covid-19 test after they had contact with a suspicious case, which resulted in a negative case.

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