Due to the quick spread of coronavirus in China, particularly in Hubei province, Ukrainians asking for evacuation will be transferred to Kyiv as Ukraine’s Embassy to China reported.
“Due to the quick spread of dangerous coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the territory of Hubei province, the Government of Ukraine made a decision to evacuate the citizens of Ukraine from the mentioned province, where the quarantine is imposed, to Ukraine,” the message said.
On February 11, special charter flight Kyiv-Wuhan-Kyiv will be organized for the evacuation.
Ukrainians, who requested evacuation, are asked to have passports and documents, which provide the permission to stay in China. The certificate of birth is necessary for children under 18-year-old. Besides, it is asked to temporarily stay in touch and a top-up account if it is possible.
It is necessary for each Ukrainian to be ready for transfer at any moment, including the night. The supply of water, food, and medicine is required. All citizens will face 14-day quarantine after return to Ukraine.
The embassy will call to notify about the arrival of the flight and report about it on the Embassy – EVACUATION group in Wechat.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the situation with the spread of the coronavirus can only turn out to be the "tip of the iceberg," as infectivity outside China is still low.
Besides, the State Health Committee of China called for the rational use of protective suits and other means that are used to protect against coronavirus.