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15 police officers stay in self-isolation after contact with people infected with Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

70 million hryvnia ($2.56 million) will be allocated from the Reserve Fund for masks, gloves and biological protection suits for police officers
18:35, 18 March 2020

Anton Herashchenko
Ukraine's Interior Ministry

15 police officers stay in self-isolation due to the contacts with people infected with coronavirus as 112 Ukraine reported citing Deputy Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko.

“We have a case when a police officer contacted a person with confirmed case of coronavirus in Chernivtsi region and later with a group of his colleagues. There are 15 police officers and they stay on the self-isolation for the fifth day not to spread the infection,” Herashchenko said.

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He also reminded that 70 million hryvnia ($2.56 million) will be allocated from the Reserve Fund for masks, gloves and biological protection suits for police officers.

Earlier, it was stated that border guards will be able to let Ukrainians enter and leave Crimea during quarantine, taking into account the humanitarian needs of such movements.

As we reported, Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported 14 officially confirmed cases of Covid-19; two of 14 patients deceased. 

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