Ukrainian diplomat infected with coronavirus abroad, - MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Foreign diplomatic missions temporarily switch to remote work
20:39, 14 March 2020

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba
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Ukrainian diplomat abroad has become infected with a coronavirus. This was announced by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, the press service of the Foreign Ministry reports.

“Unfortunately, we have already recorded the first case of a diplomat’s disease in one of the countries of the world. Foreign diplomatic missions temporarily switch to a remote mode of operation in order to maintain a capable network of assistance to Ukrainians around the world,” the minister said.

Kuleba did not specify in which country the diplomat was infected.

As reported, on March 13 Ukraine recorded the first death of a person infected with a coronavirus. The deceased is a 71-year-old woman from Radomyshl, Zhytomyr region, who went to the doctors too late and had complications in the form of pneumonia.

Now two more cases of coronavirus infection are officially confirmed in Ukraine.

Related: Address by Donald Trump on new actions to combat coronavirus in the U.S.

Ukraine will close the border for aviation, railway and bus traffic for two weeks. This was reported by the press
center of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).

"On March 17, 2020, from 00:00 and over the next two weeks, the border crossing points of Ukraine will be closed for aviation, rail and bus traffic. For citizens of Ukraine traveling by their own transport, the border crossing points are open," the message said.

The National Security and Defense Council addresses all citizens of Ukraine with a request to return before March 17, 2020. In case of emergency, delivery of Ukrainian citizens by special flights will be arranged.

We recall, March 13, President Zelensky said that Ukraine closes regular flights with other countries in three days.

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