It is noted that on February 28, the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine received two reports of suspected COVID-19 - from Ivano-Frankivsk and Kirovohrad regions (western and central Ukraine, respectively).
"In both cases, people returned from Italy and got acute respiratory infections. Preliminary results of the study of the samples taken from the sick people provided a negative result for influenza viruses. Samples for further research were sent to the virological reference laboratory," the report said.
As we reported before, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine excludes the possibility of a decision by the authorities to close the borders in connection with the epidemic of coronavirus in the world. Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko stated this in an interview with "Ukraine 24" TV channel.
In Italy, the coronavirus epidemic claimed the lives of 21 citizens, while 821 people were infected. Emergency commissioner Angelo Borrelli announced this in Rome.