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People who died with pneumonia diagnosis to be tested for Covid-19, - Ukraine’s Health Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Deputy Healthcare Minister Viktor Lyashko, the Healthcare Ministry will follow all cases of pneumonia not to miss the coronavirus infection
17:46, 23 March 2020

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All people who died with diagnosis pneumonia in Ukraine will be tested for Covid-19 coronavirus infection as 112 Ukraine reported citing Deputy Healthcare Minister Viktor Lyashko.

“Personally I am ordered to prepare the order of the Healthcare Ministry that at all cases, which were lethal or which were with diagnosis pneumonia, the samples of the section material should be selected to analyze them for the presence of coronavirus disease,” Lyashko said.

According to him, the Healthcare Ministry will follow all cases of pneumonia not to miss the coronavirus infection and to have a real picture of healthcare system.

Related: Minister of Health asks to introduce state of emergency in Ukraine

Earlier, Viktor Lyashko stated that the ambulance units will do express tests for coronavirus infection for the urgent patients.

On March 23, Ukrainian cargo aircraft IL-76 landed in Boryspil international airport. The plane arrived from Guangzhou, China, carrying 250,000 tests for Covid-19, the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the number of people infected with coronavirus in Ukraine has reached 73 people.

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