The plane, which evacuated Ukrainians from Chinese island Hainan (over 1,500 km from Wuhan, where the epidemic of new coronavirus started), landed in Boryspil International Airport near Kyiv as Hromadske reported.
Thus, 158 Ukrainians returned from Sanya, the popular city. They said that there is no panic on the island concerning the spread of coronavirus in China; however, people are wearing masks and bought most goods from the pharmacy and shops.
After arrival at Boryspil, the temperature of all passengers of the plane was checked; however, no other checks were held. Earlier the Healthcare Ministry has already stated that no other checks are needed.
The tourists were satisfied with the trips and saw no reason for panic. Some of them were surprised that only their temperature was checked and the doctor did not wear a mask, while they expected to see ‘a person in the environmental suit’.
Besides, the tourists noted that the evacuation flight is not different from the usual.
On February 3, Ukraine will close direct flights with China.
As we reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend evacuating foreign citizens due to the massive spread of the coronavirus.
As we reported earlier, Ukraine would issue a daily newsletter on the situation with the spread of coronavirus from China. This was reported by the press service of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), following the meeting of the task group on monitoring and analysis of the situation regarding the spread of the new coronavirus, which was held on Monday, January 27, by the head of the Council Oleksiy Danilov.