Covid-19: National Security Council of Ukraine to decide whether borders to be closed

Source : 112 Ukraine

The authority will gather on a session on Friday
10:14, 13 March 2020

NSDC session
Presidential Administration press office

Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council will convene on a session on Friday to decide if the state's borders should be closed because of the ongoing spread of the Chinese coronavirus. Ukrainska Pravda outlet reported that with a reference to the close circle of President Volodymyr Zelensky.

"They plan to consider closing borders on the session (...)", the source said.

Other extra measures will be dicussed.

As we reported earlier, the local authorities of Radomyshl, Zhytomyr region (northern Ukraine) announced the emergency mode in this town. The decision takes effect on Friday, March 13. The reason is that a local woman turned out to be infected with the Covid-19, the Chinese coronavirus. It's one of the three cases currently confirmed by the Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine.

Related: Ukraine may cut down air traffic with France and Germany due to coronavirus, - Minister of Infrastructure

Previously, President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda decided to delay his visit to Ukraine because of the spreading Chinese coronavirus. Press secretary of the official Antanas Bubnialis told this to the press as quoted by Delfi. "The visit was scheduled for March 18-20", he said.

Related: Emergency mode announced in Ukraine's Radomyshl over coronavirus case

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