Train with Ukrainians evacuated from EU arriving in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Several people with temperature have already been taken to clinic where they conduct tests for coronavirus
22:01, 23 March 2020


A train from Riga arrived in Kyiv with more than 100 people. Some of them may be infected with coronavirus. At least five of them have already fixed signs of the disease as the Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko said.

He noted that the train is in the sanitary parking lot, because according to the results of the screening conducted by the border guards together with the employees of the sanitary-quarantine unit, five people with high temperature were found. All of them were delivered to a medical center where they test for signs of coronavirus.

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"After that, these people will be taken to the hospital, where further studies will be carried out with respect to other passengers. After testing, a decision will be made on their further isolation," - the deputy head of the department stated.

Viktor Lyashko also said that all passengers of the train will be in home isolation and undergo random checks.

"In case of violation of the terms of isolation or its conditions, administrative and criminal liability will be provided," - he concluded.

According to media reports, the train arrived in Kyiv at 15:45, so passengers could not leave the train for about six hours. Journalists also report that there are about 600 people on the train.

Later, the press service of the Ministry of Health said that no coronavirus infection was detected in any passenger.

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"All passengers underwent temperature screening. Five people were suspected of having Covid-19. They had quick tests for coronavirus infection. The train remained at the hospital stop for the duration of their execution," - the department said.

The results of quick tests for coronavirus in all five passengers were negative. All train passengers signed a mandatory consent to self-isolation, they will be under medical supervision

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