Covid-2019: 750 Ukrainians quarantined in Egypt, - Ukraine’s MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Various options for their evacuation are being worked out
11:36, 16 March 2020


There are 750 citizens of Ukraine quarantined in Egyptian hotels due to the suspicion of coronavirus. This was stated by the head of the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Serhii Pohoreltsev, UNN reports.

"The Embassy of Ukraine in Egypt has announced that there are 750 Ukrainian citizens at the Reef Oasis Beach Resort (Sharm El Sheikh), who, along with other tourists, are being quarantined for 14 days," the statement said.

According to Pohoreltsev, such measures have been taken after two Italian tourists, who were staying at the hotel, were diagnosed with Covid-2019.

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It was also stated that different options for evacuation of our citizens, after the quarantine was completed, were being worked out.

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to close the border due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

To enact the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of March 13, 2020 "On urgent measures to ensure national security in the context of an outbreak of Covid-19 acute respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV 2 coronavirus," the text of president's decree says.

Related: Five cases of coronavirus infection officially confirmed in Ukraine

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