Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov stated that the Italian side asked to extend the Ukrainian doctors' business trip to Italy, which was supposed to last for two weeks, until April 25. His briefing was broadcast by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"Indeed, the business trip was supposed to take two weeks, but there was an appeal from the Italian side to extend for another week, that is, until April 25, the stay of our medical workers in Italy," Stepanov said.
The minister also noted that before extending the trip, agreeing to the request of Italy, this decision was agreed with the doctors themselves.
As we reported before, 20 Ukrainian doctors flew to help Italy in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
If there is a normal epidemic situation upon their return to Ukraine, they will be able to undergo 14-day self-isolation, if not, they will be immediately sent to hospitals.
Also, today in Ukraine 1031 medical workers and 358 children have got coronavirus infection