Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has set up a task group to monitor and analyze the situation regarding the spread of coronavirus. NSDC Secretary Oleksiy Danilov assures that the situation is under control, NSDC’s press service reports.
An investigation into the epidemic is ongoing. The group is monitoring the situation in Asian and European countries and the Commonwealth of Independent States countries, which Ukraine shares a border with. Ukrainian specialists are carrying out planned activities around the clock in order to prevent the spread of the disease.
As we reported earlier, the number of confirmed deaths from a viral outbreak in China has risen to 54, with authorities in Hubei province reporting 13 more fatalities and 323 new cases, AFP informed.
The latest numbers from Hubei, the epicenter of the contagion, would put the nationwide total of confirmed infections at 1,610, based on figures previously released by the central government.
President Xi Jinping warned that China faced a "grave situation" as authorities raced to contain a respiratory illness that has caused the widespread abandonment of Lunar New Year celebrations nationwide and overwhelmed health facilities in Hubei.