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Presidential plane evacuates 33 Ukrainians from Austria

Source : 112 Ukraine

People with no symptoms of ARVI were admitted on board
08:43, 19 March 2020

Office of the President of Ukraine

The aircraft of the President of Ukraine delivered 33 Ukrainians who could not return home because of borders’ closure due to the quarantine from Austria to Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv). This was reported by the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

On behalf of the Head of State, the special flight went to Vienna to evacuate Ukrainian citizens, including 18 women, five children and the elderly people.

Prior to boarding, passengers were examined by doctors and screened for signs of possible coronavirus disease. People with no symptoms of ARVI were admitted on board.

Related: Almost 4,500 Ukrainians returned to Ukraine after stuck at border

As we reported earlier, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers plans to allocate 4.162 million dollars for the evacuation of Ukrainians who cannot return home because of the quarantine.

For this money, it will be possible to evacuate 35,479 thousand Ukrainians and make 175 flights.

Overall, according to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, 57 flights were carried out on March 18; 11,5 citizens were returned to Ukraine. 

Related: 12 Ukrainians being treated for coronavirus abroad, - Ukraine's MFA

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