Ukrainian Postal Service hasn't banned goods from China due to deadly coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Director-General of Ukrposhta Ihor Smelyansky noted that virus would not have survived during delivery from China
21:45, 27 January 2020


Ukrposhta, Ukrainian Postal Service, did not impose restrictions on the reception of departures from China due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. The website of Ukrposhta reports.

The agency referred to the World Health Organization, which has not yet introduced a ban on the movement of goods across borders and international trade.

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"Ukrposhta monitors the situation and is in constant contact with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and our partners in China. No evidence has been established so far that there is a risk of the spread of coronavirus through goods," the report reads.

Director-General of Ukrposhta Ihor Smelyansky noted that the virus would not have survived during the delivery of goods from China to Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

"Now no restrictions are planned. We, as members of the Universal Postal Union, are of course in contact with colleagues from other countries, however, according to the status today, taking into account how the disease spreads (by airborne droplets, - ed.), dispatch in 7-10 days does not even allow the virus to be transmitted in theory. Therefore, there are no grounds for restrictions," - he said.

As we reported, Ukrainian medics explained that the coronavirus case currently observed in Kyiv is not the same kind of the virus detected in China. Kyiv city lab center of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry claimed that soon after the initial reports about the virus found in Ukraine.

Besides, they explained that there are various "local" kinds of coronavirus that emerged in Ukraine, and in most cases, they may cause either respiratory diseases or digestive trouble. 

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