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No reasons to extend observation period of Wuhan evacuees in Novi Sanzhary, - Healthcare Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Skaletska has emphasized that Ukrainian authorities are guided exclusively by recommendations of WHO
18:41, 24 February 2020

Healthcare Minister Zoriana Skaletska
Press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers

Healthcare Minister Zoryana Skaletska is convinced that there is no reason to extend the observation period at the Novi Sanzhary sanatorium by more than 14 days.

Speaking with the journalists of Espresso TV channel, she told about the possibility of extending isolation, which appeared after the authorities of the Chinese province of Hubei announced that the incubation period of the coronavirus could last 27 days.

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"The authorities (in Hubei province, - ed.) said that it could happen, but it is ambiguously clearly confirmed. These are only assumptions. We are acting according to international standards, recommended by WHO. Today, WHO has not changed its position," the minister said.

Skaletska emphasized that the Ukrainian authorities are guided exclusively by the recommendations of the World Health Organization. And it will only review its provisions if WHO changes its approaches to isolation periods.

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"In the decision regarding the evacuation, we noted that the people agree that they are placed in isolation for a minimum of 14 days in order to always be able to continue for a longer period if there is such a need. Currently, there is no such need," the Minister of Health added

As we reported before, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine knows about 15,632 citizens of Ukraine registered in Italy as of January 1, 2020. 9,158 of them are registered in Milan consulate. None of them is infected with the coronavirus.

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