Tightened control due to coronavirus at airport of Kharkiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Checks were strengthened at Hoptivka customs checkpoint
14:30, 8 February 2020

Chinese coronavirus

Border control measures were tightened at the Kharkiv airport and Hoptivka customs checkpoint due to the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. The press service of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration reported this.

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According to the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Oleksiy Kucher, $4,000 were allocated to test systems for diagnostics, and a total of $25,000 were additionally allocated.

"In addition, training was conducted for employees of those institutions that should identify people with relevant symptoms," he said.

As we reported before, the plane, which evacuated Ukrainians from Chinese island Hainan (over 1,500 km from Wuhan, where the epidemic of new coronavirus started) landed in Boryspil International Airport near Kyiv.

Thus, 158 Ukrainians returned from Sanya, the popular city. They said that there is no panic on the island concerning the spread of coronavirus in China; however, people are wearing masks and buying most goods from the pharmacy and shops.

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After arrival at Boryspil, the temperature of all passengers of the plane was checked; however, no other checks were held. Earlier, the Healthcare Ministry stated that no extra checks were needed.


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