As of February 17, the total number of infected with Chinese coronavirus (Covid-2019) amounts to 71,710: 1,775 of them died and 11,175 successfully recovered. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Health.
The Ministry noted that there were no cases of infection recorded in Ukraine.
It was also reported that 349 cases of Covid-2019 virus infection had been detected on a Diamond Princess cruise ship, quarantined at the Japanese port of Yokohama. Two of them involve Ukrainian citizens, who are currently hospitalized in Japan.
As we reported earlier, Ukrainian passenger aircraft will take Ukrainian and Argentinian citizens aboard on February 18; it is supposed to deliver them from China's Hubei province to Kyiv on the day after that. The information was provided by Argentina's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"The government of Ukraine informed our embassy in Kyiv about the readiness to provide a place on an aircraft for Argentinian citizens who stay in Wuhan; this country prepared a flight that is to depart on February 18 and plans to return to Kyiv on the next day," the message reads.