Zelensky signs decree on aiding Italy in combating Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

A team of Ukrainian doctors will travel to Italy
19:47, 3 April 2020

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree on providing humanitarian assistance to Italy in order to help it fight the coronavirus pandemic. This was reported on the website of the President's Office.

The document stipulates that a team of Ukrainian doctors will travel to Italy. Some doctors will be designated by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, others - by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Related: Ukraine’s government publishes decision on tightening of quarantine

"Ukrainian specialists will gain invaluable experience until we have the peak of incidence. And they will return when they are most needed at home. This experience cannot be replaced. In the meantime, we will move forward in COVID-19 treatment and we are going to have specialists who will study different cases of treatment in Italy," Zelensky said.

Ukraine will provide doctors with payment and protection and the Italian side - with accommodation and food.

As we reported earlier, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal stated that the quarantine measures in Ukraine might be gradually loosened in late April if there were the dynamics of the decline in COVID-19 incidence.

Related: How much Covid-19 treatment costs in Ukraine and who should pay for it?

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