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Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry informs on results of Wuhan evacuees’ coronavirus tests

Source : 112 Ukraine

Once the results are obtained, they will be made public immediately
18:07, 24 February 2020

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The first results of tests for coronavirus infection that were taken of Ukrainians and foreigners, evacuated from Wuhan, should be obtained on Wednesday, February 26. Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Liashko said this during a briefing in Novi Sanzhary, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

"The samples were delivered to the National Reference Laboratory of the Public Health Center. We will process them within two days. We expect the first results to be available to us on Wednesday and then we will be able to release them," Liashko said.

In addition, he noted that on February 24, the World Health Organization had delivered almost 900 test systems to Ukraine, which means that there are now about a thousand kits available for use.

Related: Ukraine’s Healthcare Minister checks on quarantined evacuees in Novi Sanzhary

All kits are now located in Kyiv, the question of their redistribution at the level of the MoH's regional laboratory centers is being worked on.

As we reported earlier, Minister of Health of Ukraine Zoryana Skaletska conducted a morning examination of evacuees from Wuhan who are currently quarantined at a medical center in Novi Sanzhary.

According to the photos, provided by journalist Oleksandr Makhov, the minister, accompanied by doctors, was wearing a special white protective suit, mask, and closed her eyes with something like a transparent plastic.

Related: Over 15,000 Ukrainians registered in coronavirus-struck Italy

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