Free tests for Covid-19 to be provided on all checkpoints in Donbas, - Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint will be the first on the list
13:38, 19 March 2021

Vice Prime Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov

The Ukrainian government will provide free tests for coronavirus on all entry-exit checkpoints in Donbas. Oleksiy Reznikov, the Vice Prime Minister and the Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine said so during the question hour. The official spoke in the session hall of the Ukrainian Parliament.

"Currently, the government made the decision to provide free testing on all entry-exit checkpoints. Logistic measures are being taken, and such testing will be provided in the near future, including that at Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint", he said.

Recently, a number of the EU countries made a decision to restore the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine after the conclusions of European Medicines Agency (EMA) on the safety of the vaccine as Deutsche Welle reported.

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On March 19, Health Minister of Germany Jens Spahn made a statement about the renewal of the vaccination with AstraZeneca. He noted that the vaccination will be held with the obligatory mentioning of possible side effects.

Besides, the authorities of Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Cyprus made a decision to restore the vaccination with AstraZeneca.

France, Spain and the Netherlands stated their intention to return to the vaccination.

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