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Eight Moldovans get infected with Covid-19 after trip to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the report, during the epidemic, a group of people went to Pochaiv Lavra to make a pilgrimage
15:49, 23 March 2020

A monastery in Pochayiv, Ukraine
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The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova urged citizens to stay at home and refrain from going to church. The government made such a statement after eight people got infected with Covid-19 upon arrival from Pochaiv Lavra, Ukraine, Ziarul de Garda reports.

According to the report, during the epidemic, a group of people went to Ukraine to make a pilgrimage. On their return, eight of them have tested positive for a new Covid-19 coronavirus, the rest are being monitored.

Related: Full text of address by the President of Ukraine on combating the spread of coronavirus infection

"Citizens who went during the epicenter of the epidemic to the monastery, to Ukraine, and now there are eight infected people from there, and there is a risk that all that bus is infected. Nothing will save us if we unconsciously go to get infected,” the PM stated in his address.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry stated that the express tests for COVID-2019 would be conducted only by doctors of certain healthcare establishments.

"If you have symptoms of ARVI, go see your family doctor. ER doctors only depart for urgent cases. Medical workers of urgent medical aid teams will not be conducting tests for Covid-19," the message reads.

Related: Covid-19 in Ukraine: Infection rate grows up to 73

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