Checks on infection with Covid-19 held all over Ukraine, - Healthcare Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

The samples for analysis might come from different regions of the country
15:55, 10 March 2020


Currently, the territories with the suspicions for coronavirus constantly change; in other words, the suspicions appear all over Ukraine as 112 Ukraine reported citing Deputy Healthcare Minister of Ukraine and Chief Sanitary Inspector Viktor Lyashko.

“There is no localization as it was earlier when we imposed the temperature screening at the borders of our country, first of all, it was the western regions. Now, Odesa, Dnipro and Kropyvnytsky are on the list, because the samples for analysis might be from different regions,” he said.

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Viktor Lyashko noted that quick test-systems, which had to be supplied to Ukraine on March 10, will be delivered with a delay for five-six days due to the breakdowns in supplies.

“We expect the delivery of extra 50 systems; 100 samples for one system. They have departed from Copenhagen. This plane delivers them not only to Ukraine but also to the other countries of the European Union,” he said.

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Lyashko also specified that today, on March 10, the meeting of the state extra-commission on technogeneous and ecological security and emergency headed by PM; the topical issues on counteraction coronavirus infection will be discussed during the meeting, as well as, the further algorithms of actions on containment of spread of this virus or containment of its spread in the territories with no registered case of infection.

As we reported, during the whole period, Ukraine's Public Health Center received 40 suspicions of coronavirus, and four specimens are still being examined.



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