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Ukraine receives test system for coronavirus diagnosis

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the same time, Ministry of Health complains about a shortage of medical masks in pharmacies when they are available at suppliers' stores
19:08, 5 February 2020

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Ukraine has received a German test system that will allow conducting laboratory diagnostics of the new type of coronavirus at the highest level. This was reported on the website of the Public Health Center of Ukraine’s Health Ministry.

It is noted that the kits were developed in Germany with the highest possible detection profile in order to accurately detect the specified type of coronavirus.

It is planned to receive additional reagents from the World Health Organization (WHO) and purchase them at the expense of the state budget.

Diagnosis will only be carried out in cases that meet the epidemiological and clinical definitions of the disease, which are outlined in the WHO guidelines.

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Ministry of Health also held a council with the heads of regional health departments and a meeting with manufacturers of medical masks and their suppliers. Ministry complained about a shortage of medical masks in pharmacies when they are available at suppliers' stores.

As we reported earlier, there are enough infectiologists in Ukraine who know how to act in case of the infection and the spread of nCov, the infamous Chinese coronavirus. Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk said so on the air of Ukraina TV channel on Sunday night as quoted by Ukrinform. 

"Even in case of the emergency of such disease, we understand how to act. We have got enough infectiologists - at least two well-equipped brigades in every region who know what to do. So I do not see any reasons to be worried," he said.

Related: Medical masks not to protect against coronavirus, - WHO

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