Ukrainian Parliament to hold extraordinary session, discuss combating coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The session is to take place on March 17, from 8 till 10 a.m.
14:39, 16 March 2020

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The Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament is going to conduct an extraordinary session on Tuesday, March 17. The Parliament members decided so during the conciliatory board session on Monday.

The urgent session of the Parliament is to take place on March 17, from 8 till 10 a.m. The MPs will discuss the steps to counter the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. They will consider draft laws on the procurement of medications and medical devices.

The Parliament previously changed the working schedule; the MPS will not be working in the plenary mode until April 3.

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As os March 16, there are five confirmed cases of Covid-2019 in Ukraine since the beginning of 2020. Two new cases were reported just recently, on March 16. Two women got infected with the virus in Chernivtsi region, western Ukraine. Both patients are isolated; their condition is stable. Doctors are now checking those who had any contact with the patients. Previously, one woman succumbed to the disease in Zhytomyr region (northern Ukraine).

Related: Four persons hospitalized with suspicion for Covid-19 in Chernivtsi region

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