Honcharuk denies official negligence of ex-government in countering coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Cabinet of Ministers decided on measures aimed at non-proliferation of coronavirus, before receiving letter from NSDC
21:24, 23 March 2020

Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk denied accusations of official negligence by the Cabinet of Ministers regarding the adoption of measures to counter the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine. The Cabinet of Ministers of Honcharuk developed an algorithm of actions and established a state of high preparedness even before receiving a letter from the NSDC. He wrote about this on his Facebook page.

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Honcharuk’s government decided to impose a temporary ban on exports. It was planned to introduce an export ban after diagnosing the first case of coronavirus disease.

“As of the beginning of February, three scenarios of the development of the situation were being considered - a scenario without infections in Ukraine, a scenario with a small number of infections and a pandemic ... At that time, there were no cases of infection in the country. Therefore, an export ban was planned subject to a diagnosis of the first case” - Oleksiy Honcharuk wrote.

The first case of coronavirus was registered on March 3, and the next day, the Rada voted to change the government.

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“The new officials introduced a ban in a week, as we considered in one of the scenarios. Now is definitely not the best time to look for the extremes. It is better to concentrate on solving the serious challenges that Ukraine faces,” – Ex-PM stated.

As we reported before, Ukraine's government made a decision to impose emergency situation in Donetsk, Ternopil and Cherkasy regions to prevent Covid-19 spread

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