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Ukrainian MP infected with Covid-19, - Healthcare Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

The authority does not disclose the name of the patient; colleagues say it's Serhiy Shakhov
14:40, 18 March 2020

AFP

Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry has officially confirmed that a lawmaker of the Ukrainian Parliament is diagnosed with the Chinese coronavirus. This particular case is among those 14 lab-confirmed in Ukraine.

Currently, doctors conduct an epidemiological study into the case. The MP is now under self-isolation, he gets a due treatment.

"According to the WHO recommendations, those sick with coronavirus infection may be treated outpatiently. The patient will be taken to a hospital if there's a need to do so", Healthcare Ministry reported.

The MP was present on the session of conciliatory board on March 16, as well as on the urgent session of the Parliament on March 17.

Related: Covid-2019: Emergency situation declared in Kyiv region

Healthcare Ministry does not disclose the name of the patient; colleagues say it's Serhiy Shakhov. Shakhov himself denies the information about his illness.

As of March 17, Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported 14 officially confirmed cases of Covid-19; two of 14 patients deceased. The data is correct as of 8 p.m. Tuesday. Most of the cases are observed in Chernivtsi region, western Ukraine; one case was registered in Zhytomyr region, and one more in Kyiv region. Another two cases were observed in Kyiv.

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