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Chief Doctor of Ukraine reports on number of people with suspected coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The list includes an elderly person with pneumonia who returned from Poland
14:21, 12 March 2020

Viktor Lyashko
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The Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine and Deputy Health Minister Viktor Lyashko reported on the number of people with suspected coronavirus and about the absence of new confirmed cases of infection. The official said this during a briefing broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

He noted that on March 11, there were three new reports of suspected Covid-2019 coronavirus, but none of them were confirmed.

“Today, just when we were heading to the briefing, we were reported about a person who came back from Poland. She has pneumonia and she is being examined. The samples were taken for examination,” Viktor Lyashko added.

Lyashko added that this person with symptoms was at risk because she is elderly. The Health Ministry promised to monitor the dynamics of this case.

Chief Doctor also said that WHO has divided all countries of the world into 4 categories according to the coronavirus prevalence rate and classified Ukraine in the 2nd group, but it should prepare for a potential transition to 3rd.

The first group included those countries where there are no officially confirmed cases of coronavirus. The second group for countries in which the cases of infection are isolated and brought from abroad. The third one is those countries in which the disease is spread in certain regions or among certain population groups. The latter group includes countries with a large number of infected persons across the territory.  

According to the Public Health Center of Ukraine, as of 11:00 a.m. on March 12, 46 suspected cases of coronavirus infection were known. All of these samples were tested, 45 of them turned out negative.

Earlier, WHO announced the world coronavirus pandemic. WHO has conducted outbreak assessments around the clock and is concerned about the alarming rate of spread and complexity of the disease, as well as the level of inactivity.

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