JFO headquarters declares possible cases of coronavirus in Donbas and imposes restrictions at checkpoints

Source : 112 Ukraine

Time restrictions at checkpoints will be introduced from March 7
19:36, 6 March 2020

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In connection with the spread of cases of acute respiratory infections in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the causative agent of which is probably the coronavirus, by order of the commander of the combined forces at the checkpoints of entry and exit from the temporarily occupied territories from 7:00 on March 7, 2020, time limits regarding the intersection of the checkpoints, as the press service of the Joint Forces Operation headquarters reports.

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"All persons who cross the line of demarcation through the checkpoints will undergo inspection and temperature scanning and, if signs are found that are similar to symptoms of coronavirus infection, restrictive measures will be applied to such persons to protect their health and prevent the entry of coronavirus into the territory Of Ukraine," - the report said.

The headquarters also noted that citizens of Ukraine who are registered in the territory controlled by the government of Ukraine, in case of suspected coronavirus infection, will be delivered to a specialized medical institution. For this, an ambulance with trained medical personnel will be on duty at each checkpoint.

"In the event that signs similar to coronavirus infection are detected in people coming from temporarily occupied territories and not registered in the territory controlled by Ukraine, such people will not be granted permission to pass through the checkpoint," - the headquarters said.

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Citizens living in the territory of Donbas controlled by Ukraine, the command of the Joint Forces urges not to urgently visit the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions

As we reported before, One Ukrainian serviceman was killed, three more injured after the BMP detonated an unknown explosive device in the area of Joint Forces Operation (JFO) in the Luhansk region.

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