Zelensky: All regions of Ukraine will be provided with rapid tests to detect coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

If necessary, express tests can be made in Ukraine
23:54, 13 March 2020

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Soon, infectious medical institutions in each region of Ukraine will be fully provided with rapid tests to detect signs of coronavirus. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his address, the broadcast was conducted by the 112 Ukraine television channel.

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"By a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, $3.8 million has already been allocated for personal protective equipment. If necessary, almost $20 mln will be immediately allocated for the purchase of medical equipment for intensive care according to the accelerated procedure. 200 thousand rapid tests will be made without delay by the Institute of Molecular Biology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. From the state reserve, 10 million masks will be transferred to healthcare institutions. Mobile laboratories will also be used for testing in the regions of Ukraine,” – Zelensky said.

As we reported before, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Ukrainians regarding the country's complete closure of air traffic due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Related: WHO: Too early to predict decline of coronavirus pandemic

Three days later, Ukraine closes regular flights with other countries. Cargo checkpoints, air, rail, sea and road, will continue to operate.


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