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First case of Covid-19 infection spotted at Ukraine’s Armed Forces

Source : 112 Ukraine

140 people stay in isolation
12:15, 2 April 2020

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As of 7:00 a.m., April 2, the first case of infection with coronavirus spotted among the Armed Forces of Ukraine as Command of the Medical Forces reported on Facebook.

“As of 7:00 a.m., April 2, at the Armed Forces of Ukraine, one case is registered of the infection with the acute respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus, Covid-19,” the message said.

A man with confirmed Covid-19 is the doctor of Khmelnytsk military hospital. He stays at the outpatient care since the end of March.

Related: Zelensky urges Ukrainians to comply with quarantine

Later, on April 1, his health state deteriorated and he was transferred to Khmelnytsk infectious hospital with pneumonia. The same day, the polymerase chain reaction method confirmed the infection with coronavirus.

The circle of contact people made 10 persons who will be tested for coronavirus on April 2. All of them were examined. The places visited by the diseased were disinfected.

140 people among the military are in isolation and self-isolation. The isolation of 72 military will end in the next three days.

As we reported, on April 2, 804 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were registered in Ukraine. The number of patients has increased by 135.

 

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