In Chernivtsi, western Ukraine, doctors put the wife of a coronavirus-struck patient into an observation box. Her neighbors demanded to isolate the woman, otherwise they threatened to block the road. The local press reports that.
About 15 residents of the multi-unit apartment building gathered a rally, demanding to isolate the woman.
Local mayor, secretary of the executive committee, medics and police workers tried to calm down the people but failed.
The woman initially resisted, as she felt quite fine and had no symptoms of coronavirus; but later, she agreed to leave her apartment and put herself into the box at a hospital under the doctors' surveillance.
The first case of coronavirus in Ukraine is observed on March 3; the infected is a resident of Chernivtsi.
Besides, the Ministry of Health appeals to Ukrainians not to buy surgical masks, because their use will not protect against coronavirus infection.
According to a representative of the Ministry of Health, first of all, Ukrainians should know that they need to wash their hands often enough or use the antiseptic.