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Zelensky signs law on enhanced testing for coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Law provides for mandatory testing on outpatient and inpatient levels for all persons with signs of illness
21:17, 15 May 2020

President's press service

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the Law "On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine to Improve the Ability of the Health Care System of Ukraine to Counteract the Spread of Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)" No. 587-IX. The press service of the Office of the President reports this.

It is reported that the law provides for mandatory testing on the outpatient and inpatient levels for all individuals with signs of coronavirus disease, as well as those who have been in contact with Covid-19 patients.

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"Mandatory testing concerns doctors working in medical institutions with such patients, employees of the National Police, the National Guard and other workers involved in the implementation of anti-epidemic measures, regardless of whether they had contact with a coronavirus patient," the report said.

At the same time, the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine is obliged to regularly update the testing algorithm with the recommendations of the WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition, the law provides the right to volunteer to counteract the spread of the coronavirus by interns, as well as specialist doctors who do not yet have a qualification category, taking into account restrictions on such involvement.

As we reported before, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the order on the extension of some anti-Russian sanctions, but some of the actual restrictions were lifted.

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