On February 20, the Boeing 737-800 landed in Kharkiv city. It carried the Ukrainians who were evacuated from China so as to save them from the raging coronavirus. According to Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry, none of the passengers were sick or showed any symptoms of the disease. The Interior Ministry decided that the citizens will be put on the quarantine in Novi Sanzhary, Poltava region, central Ukraine.
That evening, the buses with the evacuated passengers reached Novi Sanzhary; the enraged locals pelted them with stones, protestign against the decision to accommodate the people there. They also set a fire and tried to block the road to the sanitarium, but the police didn't let them.