Ukraine will not send its citizens to work abroad during the coronavirus pandemic, as Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba reported during an online briefing.
“There is a request from the international partners but the government of Ukraine is guided by, first of all, security reasons and health of our citizens. In terms of the pandemic, any travel is the exposure to infection, especially, when it is a plane journey,” he said.
According to the minister, all efforts of the government aim to return Ukrainians stuck abroad.
“To make them stay home in safe and comfortable conditions, live and get through these quarantine measures; that is why, the organization of the mass charters for transportation of the Ukrainians to other countries with the pandemic of different intensity looks illogical,” he underlined.
Kuleba noted that the Ukrainian government is ready to work constructively and it is ready to reconsider the ban for leaving the country.
“We understand the necessity in the workers of our partners and we will be ready to reconsider this position in the context of the change of the situation with the pandemic of coronavirus. We are guided by the main principle – health and safety of our citizens,” the minister concluded.
Over the last 24 hours, 401 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in Ukraine. 9,419 cases of coronavirus were confirmed: 239 of them were lethal, 992 patients recovered.