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Authorities of occupied Donbas hide information about Covid-19 incidence, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Volodymyr Kravchenko, the Ukrainian headquarters recorded more than 400 cases of coronavirus disease in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic
14:07, 30 April 2020

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District administrations of the occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions hide information about the incidence of Covid-19: hospitals are overcrowded, and health workers are obliged to not disclose information about the epidemiological situation on the receipt. This was stated by the commander of the Joint Forces Volodymyr Kravchenko in an interview with Ukrinform.

He said the vast majority of cases that had similar symptoms to coronavirus were qualified by doctors as pneumonia or SARS.

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"Administration of occupied territories is trying to hide the real state of the situation with epidemic... Directly in the health care area, the situation in the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions is characterized by the fact that the infectious wards in hospitals are overflowing with patients with flu and pneumonia, there are virtually no medical supplies, medications, lack of specialized medical staff and necessary equipment. In this case, the current medical staff was obliged to not disclose information about the epidemiological situation," Kravchenko said.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry urged Russia, as the state-occupant, to provide the protection of life and health of the population in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and annexed Crimea in terms of Covid-19 pandemic.

Related: Authorities of occupied Donbas, Crimea conceal mortality from Covid-19

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