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Ukrainians arriving from Qatar don’t leave plane for more than 14 hours and refuse to undergo observation

Source : 112 Ukraine

318 people agreed to abide by rules and went to Kozatsky Hotel
17:40, 30 March 2020

Boryspil airport
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People who returned to Ukraine from Qatar must undergo a mandatory observation. Of the 358 people, only 318 agreed to isolate themselves, the rest refused and have been on the plane for more than 14 hours. Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko stated this on Hromadske TV channel.

"Our task is to implement the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers and the laws of Ukraine. Yesterday, the government adopted decree No. 241 on the restriction of air flights and their adoption as an exception. This was done for two flights from Qatar, which flew 358 people. According to our data, they were warned that they need to undergo observation within 14 days, of which 318 citizens are already on observation, and 40 people stayed on the plane and refuse to go there. We hope that they understand that they have no right to risk the health of others. We don’t know which of them fell ill, and they need to be observed for 14 days," - the deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.

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Gerashchenko also added that all persons who returned from countries or regions with local transmission of coronavirus should be observed for 14 days in order to prevent the introduction of new cases of the disease into Ukraine.

"During isolation, you cannot go beyond the limits of observation, it is advisable not to communicate with anyone, only by telephone or using other electronic means of communication. The task of observation is to identify an infected person, because he may not know about it and infect others," - he explained.

Gerashchenko stressed that law enforcement agencies will not allow hooliganism during the procedure for sending such persons to an observation.

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“Force is used only in cases defined by law. In the framework of these negotiations, force was not used, but in the case of hooliganism, as in Boryspil, this is not permissible. Hooliganism and violence will not be allowed. If necessary, not only the National Police will be involved, but also the National Guard as a formation for the protection of public order," - Gerashchenko summed up.

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