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Ukraine toughens rules on entry due to Delta coronavirus strain

Source : 112 Ukraine

People from a number of countries will be required to take a coronavirus antigen test at a checkpoint
20:20, 23 June 2021

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An Indian coronavirus strain Delta has been recorded in Ukraine. In this regard, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has introduced a mandatory coronavirus antigen test for crossing the Ukrainian border for people traveling from a number of countries. This was stated by the chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Ihor Kuzin, the press service of the Ministry of Health reports.

"Citizens who arrived from the Republic of India, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Russian Federation, the Portuguese Republic, or have been on their territory for at least seven days, are prohibited from crossing the state border of Ukraine without a negative SARS-CoV 2 coronavirus antigen rapid test result held directly at checkpoints," Kuzin said.

Related: Slovakia confirms first case of Delta coronavirus strain

This measure will take effect from 25 June.

Meanwhile, the newest Indian strain of coronavirus Delta has been recorded in Ukraine. This was announced by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov in a comment to TSN.

According to him, two cases were found in a 66-year-old mother and a 16-year-old child who had recently returned from the Russian Federation.

"We have four laboratories that can detect a new strain, two private and two public. We do not have the tests that detect the "Indian" strain, so we turned to the WHO," Danilov said.

Related: AstraZeneca and Pfizer Covid vaccines are effective against Delta strain, - study

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