Lithuanian police intervened in a domestic dispute on Wednesday after a man locked his wife in the bathroom because of concerns she could bear the coronavirus.
“We got the report that a husband and two adult sons refused to let the woman out of the bathroom after she told them that she could have contracted the coronavirus,” national police spokesman Ramunas Matonis told sources.
The woman allegedly told her husband that she may have caught the new coronavirus from the disease when she spoke to a person who had come from abroad.
“Police officers arrived, there was no violence, no complaint, therefore an ambulance was called,” the police spokesman said.
Local media reported that the woman tested negative for the presence of the latest coronavirus, which has hitherto infected one person in Lithuania, a 2,8 million EU Baltic state.
The 39-year-old male victim had recently returned from Verona in an area of northern Italy recording the highest number of deaths from the disease in Europe.
On Wednesday the death toll for the virus in Italy reached 100.
The virus has killed than 3,000 people worldwide, most of them in China.