All responsible Ukrainian services involved in the evacuation of citizens from China did their job well. Oleksiy Honcharuk, the Prime Minister of Ukraine said so at a briefing next to the medical center in Novi Sanzhary, Poltava region, central Ukraine.
He claimed that the operation was unprecedented in the history of Ukraine, "because, in fact, such measures were organized for the first time". Of course, it's impossible to foresee all the options, but I'm sure that under current circumstances, all services did a good job", Honcharuk said.
The Premier added that all citizens are safe, and the quarantine-related work continues.
On February 20, the Boeing 737-800 landed in Kharkiv city. It carried the Ukrainians who were evacuated from China so as to save them from the raging coronavirus. According to Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry, none of the passengers were sick or showed any symptoms of the disease. The Interior Ministry decided that the citizens will be put on the quarantine in Novi Sanzhary, Poltava region, central Ukraine.
That evening, the buses with the evacuated passengers reached Novi Sanzhary; the enraged locals pelted them with stones, protesting against the decision to accommodate the people there. They also set a fire and tried to block the road to the sanitarium, but the police didn't let them.