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Treatment from coronavirus in Ukraine will be free, - Healthcare Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Minister urged citizens to see a doctor in case any symptoms of the virus are detected
13:46, 29 February 2020

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People with coronavirus in Ukraine will be treated free of charge - if they are treated in municipal and state medical institutions. Minister of Health of Ukraine Zoryana Skaletska said that in an interview with Hromadske.

"All people who are in our medical institutions of communal and state ownership receive treatment free of charge. The medicines are not specific, they are not difficult to deliver. Now there are medicines in healthcare institutions," Skaletska said.

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She explained that when it comes to influenza and coronavirus,  the World Health Organization recommends symptomatic treatment. However, all actions should be carried out according to the doctor’s recommendations.

“The request is not to self-medicate. Because most of the problems arise when a person turns up late and acute pneumonia and breathing problems begin,” the head of the Ministry of Healthcare said.

In Italy, the coronavirus epidemic claimed the lives of 21 citizens, while 821 people were infected. Emergency commissioner Angelo Borrelli announced this in Rome.

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"In Italy, approximately 21 people died from the coronavirus, four more than on Thursday, and 821 people are already infected with this virus," - Borrelli said on Friday.

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