BISHKEK, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The victims of food poisoning in a popular chain of cafes Pizza Empire in the capital of Kyrgyzstan have grown to 282, local media reported on Wednesday.
As of Wednesday morning, the total number of people who were poisoned in Pizza Empire chain of cafes reached 282, including 31 children, head of the food hygiene department of the Central State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service Makhamat Murzashev told Kabar News Agency.
He said that 60 of them receive inpatient care, and nine people were discharged from hospitals Tuesday.
"Also among the children, 18 were hospitalized. The condition of the hospitalized citizens is assessed as moderate and severe, but there is no one in the intensive care unit," he added.
The first 12 victims of mass poisoning had asked for medical help on Oct. 23-24.
In the course of the epidemiological investigation, it was found that the victims had eaten rolls at Pizza Empire cafes located in four different parts of the city.
At the moment, all cafe chains are temporarily closed. Enditem