Zelensky discusses situation on coronavirus with Ministry of Health top officials

Source : 112 Ukraine

President proposed to equip a medical headquarters or temporary service in Boryspil airport
19:15, 26 January 2020
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a meeting with the Ministry of Health representatives. Sides talked on the situation with coronavirus, which is spreading from China, and the measures that the department is taking in this regard. This was reported by the press service of the head of state.

So, according to Health Minister Zoryana Skaletska, at the moment in Ukraine there is no people infected with this virus. At the same time, the operational headquarters is constantly working to coordinate the necessary medical and interagency actions.

In addition, the health department has prepared a response procedure for hospitals and doctors, border crossing services, and laboratories.

"There is an ability of laboratories and test systems to detect suspicious cases whether or not they are related to the Chinese coronavirus. Interaction with international organizations that monitor situation at the global level is daily," Skaletska emphasized.
Related: China coronavirus toll rises to 54 dead, more than 300 new cases

At the same time, Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko assured that Ukraine is ready to treat the virus if it is detected.

"Those technologies that helped cure people in China are also used in Ukraine. Our infectious disease specialists know about them and are ready to use them. Using the same technologies, they treat flu-like diseases," Lyashko said.

For his part, Zelensky emphasized the need to improve citizen awareness and formulate clear recommendations.

"We need to strengthen communication. People don’t see it. In the news there are only told statistics - where and how many cases. But they don’t say what we need to do. We need to formulate recommendations on the priority actions that people need to do even in case of everyday seasonal SARS," Zelensky emphazised.
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