Scientists are at work in a university laboratory  trying to find an effective treatment against COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has killed 1,100 people
Scientists are at work in a university laboratory trying to find an effective treatment against COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has killed 1,100 people
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One patient jumped out of a hospital window to escape her quarantine and another managed to break out by disabling an electronic lock.

Two Russian women who were kept in isolation for possible inflection by a new virus say they fled from their hospitals this month because of uncooperative doctors, poor conditions and fear they would become infected.

Russian health authorities haven’t commented on their complaints.

The incidents occurred amid the outbreak of the virus in China that has already infected more than 40,000 people worldwide. In Russia, only two cases of COVID-19 have been reported.

Nevertheless, the authorities took vast measures to prevent the new disease from spreading and hospitalized hundreds of people who returned from China as a precaution. Many of those quarantined in different Russian hospitals complained about dire conditions of isolation rooms and lack of cooperation from doctors, uncertain about quarantine protocols. Both women said their hospital ordeals began after returning from Hainan, a tropical region of China.

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