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Free-of-charge Covid-19 testing to be held at Ukrainian checkpoints

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is unknown yet whether or not all people who enter the controlled territory of Ukraine will be tested or only those people with symptoms
15:14, 25 November 2020

Checkpoint at the administrative border with Crimea
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

It is planned to hold free-of-charge testing for Covid-19 at the checkpoints in the medical facilities of the service centers at the demarcation line with the temporarily occupied territories, as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Inna Holovanchuk.

“Concerning the services that are provided and would be provided in the medical facilities of the service center, it is planned to hold free-of-charge testing for Covid-19. Besides, one service center is already working in Shchastya (Luhansk region). In December, a similar center will be opened at the checkpoint in Novotroitske (Volnovakha area, Donetsk region) and a modernized center at Chonhar (Henichesky area, Kherson region). The next year, the multifunctional service centers will appear at all checkpoints,” Holovanchuk said.

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It is unknown yet whether or not all people who enter the controlled territory of Ukraine will be tested or only those people with symptoms. The ministry expects that this service will start to work by the end of this year.

During the last 24 hours, Ukrainian doctors observed 13,882 new cases of coronavirus all over the country. 661,858 people got sick since the pandemic reached this country. 307,788 recovered (+8,420 per day), and 11,492 deceased (+229). The largest number of cases recorded during this period was observed in the Dnipropetrovsk region (1,255), Zaporizhya region (1,086), Kyiv (980), Odesa region (976) and Kyiv region (961). 

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