The authorities of occupied territories of Donbas and annexed Crimea conceal the real number of people infected with coronavirus and deny the presence of lethal cases as the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories reported.
“According to the present information, the official statistics of the occupants do not correspond to the reality; the level of the incidence is higher. Particularly, the lethal cases with clear symptoms of coronavirus were spotted in the territory of occupied Donbas territories in March. On April 4, a citizen died from coronavirus at Amvrosiivka hospital (territory of occupied Donbas; however, the fact is concealed; the medical documentation is confiscated,” the ministry reported.
It was noted that after the publicity in mass media, information about the case in Amvrosiivka, the militants assume extra measures to conceal the truth.
“The doctors are forced to sign commitment on the non-disclosure of information; they are blocked at the medical facilities with infected as it took place on April 11, at the hospital in Makiivka and hospital #16 in Donetsk. At all lethal cases with symptoms of coronavirus, other causes of death are mentioned,” the ministry said.
According to the so-called Health Ministry of Donetsk People’s Republic, only 26 cases of infection with coronavirus and no lethal case are spotted in occupied territory of Donetsk region.
The so-called Health Ministry of Luhansk People’s Republic reported about 17 cases and no lethal cases.
In annexed Crimea, 37 cases of Covid-19 infection reported. 14 people recovered and no lethal cases were spotted.
As of April 16, 4,161 cases of infection with coronavirus were spotted in Ukraine. 116 cases lethal, while 186 patients recovered. 397 cases were spotted during the past 24 hours.