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COVID-2019: Ukraine tests four citizens for possible signs of disease, - Deputy Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Three foreigners and a Ukrainian turned for help recently; so far, none of the patients who sought help in Ukraine appear to be infected with this particular virus
13:28, 2 March 2020

Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Health
State Enterprise Center of Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry expects the results of four tests for Chinese coronavirus, or Covid-2019. The potential patients are three foreigners and a Ukrainian citizen who returned from Italy. Viktor Liashko, the Deputy Healthcare Minister of Ukraine reported that at a briefing in the Cabinet.

Eight tests for Chinese coronavirus were conducted; all results proved negative. Tests for another four suspected cases are now being run for in the lab", he said.

Liashko added that the Ukrainian citizen is a resident of Chernivtsi region; he recently came back from Italy.  

On Sunday, the Ministry received the results of tests from Kropyvnytsky city, Ivano-Frankivsk region and Kyiv; these, too, proved negative. Thus, so far, none of the patients who sought help in Ukraine appear to be infected with this particular virus.

Related: First cases of coronavirus reported in Czech Republic, Dominican Republic

Earlier, German medics confirmed the first case of COVID-19, the Chinese coronavirus in Berlin. The doctors began to check the people who contacted the infected person, DW reports.

The doctors do not disclose any personal data of the infected person.

Related: First case of COVID-19 observed in Berlin

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