Donbas occupants conceal real number of people infected with Covid-19, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

The infected people are diagnosed with Swine influenza (H1N1)
13:12, 30 March 2020

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There are no tests for coronavirus in occupied territories of Donbas, while the occupation authorities conceal the real number of people infected with Covid-19 as RBK-Ukraine reported citing Vice Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov.

“They do not have tests. The occupation authorities conceal true picture from the outer world and citizens, living in those territories. They act on the old Soviet method: when Chornobyl exploded, they also concealed it from people; everyone got to know the truth later and it led to the fact that many people were affected by radiation,” he stated.

Related: Coronavirus lockdown in Ukraine to be tightened

The government noted that the sources of occupied Donbas report that even if there is a case of infection or death from coronavirus, the Donbas medics call it Swine influenza (H1N1).

“We do not know the situation with epidemic there but the closure of the border between occupied Donetsk and Luhansk is a fact. They understand that they need to close, the question is whether it happened in time,” Reznikov said.

Related: Covid-19: Ukraine reports 480 coronavirus cases

As we reported, the passage of people from uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO) to the territory controlled by Ukraine was temporarily stopped. Such measures are associated with preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Besides, 144 patients with suspicion for pneumonia spotted in the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.


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