According to Stepanov, on April 9, he signed the order on the amendment of the algorithm of testing for coronavirus. All citizens with pneumonia were included in it.
“Totally, during this time, 2,506 tests of people with pneumonia were held and, of course, all these cases were included in the overall statistics,” the minister said.
Besides, the Healthcare Minister noted that all tests for coronavirus are free and any abuse in this are is impossible.
“There is a clear algorithm, how the test for coronavirus is held; in other words, with the presence of particular symptoms. It is dry cough, fever, shortness of breath. The system of the healthcare will hold a test for free…Any abuses in such cases are impossible. If there are such cases, I ask to appeal to the hotline of the Healthcare Ministry; we will deal with each particular case,” he stated.
As of early April 17, there are 4,662 confirmed cases of infection with Covid-19 in Ukraine. 501 new cases have been confirmed over 24 hours (April 16). In total, 125 people succumbed to the disease, and 246 patients recovered.