Minister of Health asks to introduce state of emergency in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

He also said that all MPs should undergo rapid testing for coronavirus
15:58, 23 March 2020

Ilya Yemets, Ukraine's Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Illya Yemets, is asking the Verkhovna Rada to introduce a state of emergency due the coronavirus in Ukraine. The message of the Ministry of Health on Facebook stated this.

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Yemets called on MPs "to show willpower, not to be afraid, but for the sake of saving Ukrainians" to get together and vote for the imposition of a state of emergency.

"Previously, all lawmakers must undergo rapid testing for coronavirus," - said in a statement.

Currently, 73 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Ukraine. Over the past 24 hours, 26 people have been infected with coronavirus in Ukraine, of which 20 - in Kyiv, 1 - in Kyiv region and 3 - in the Ivano-Frankivsk region

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.

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"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.


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