Foreign Ministry of Ukraine knows about 15,632 citizens of Ukraine registered in Italy as of January 1, 2020. 9,158 of them are registered in Milan consulate. None of them is infected with coronavirus, as Ukrainian News reports.
“Information about coronavirus cases among the citizens of Ukraine in Italy is not reported. As of January 1, 2020, 15,632 citizens of Ukraine stay in Italy, 9,158 people are registered in Milan consulate,” the Foreign Ministry reported.
Moreover, the ministry urged the Ukrainians who planned to visit the northern regions of Italy to refrain from the travels to regions covered with an epidemic of coronavirus: Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, and Piedmont.
People who stay in the mentioned regions are advised to ‘increase attention and caution” and report their place of stay and contact details to the nearest consular offices of Ukraine or register on friend.mfa.gov.ua.
The Foreign Ministry did not comment on whether it is planned to evacuate the citizens of Ukraine from Italy.
Earlier it was reported that in Italy the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection has risen sharply and now exceeds 100. In this regard, the Italian government has imposed restrictions on freedom of movement in areas in the north of the country where cases of infection were especially prevalent. People are not allowed to leave their municipalities, and entry is also closed.
Besides, four people died from coronavirus in Italy.
As we reported, 23,290 people in the world have been cured of coronavirus, the number of infected has grown to 78,817.