Health Minister Zoryana Skaletska said that three cases of suspected coronavirus have been recorded in Ukraine. She announced this at a meeting of the operational headquarters of the Ministry of Healthcare, RBC-Ukraine reports.
"Today in Ukraine we have already investigated three cases of suspected coronavirus. Two of them have not been confirmed. In another case, an epidemiological investigation is being carried out with the participation of leading epidemiologists. Each case will be investigated and reported to the population," – Skaletska said.
For his part, the Acting Director General of the Center for Public Health Ihor Kuzin said that confirming the diagnosis of a new coronavirus could take two-three weeks.
“In general, coronavirus from the moment a diagnosis is made, the suspicion of a coronavirus infection until confirmation is 2-3 days at the regional level. Confirmation of a new coronavirus is possible only through a reference laboratory, which is determined by WHO, and it can take from 2 to 3 weeks,” Kuzin noted.
As we reported, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk stated that the operational headquarters at the level of the Healthcare Ministry is created in Ukraine to control the spread of coronavirus in China.