Ukrainians evacuated from Italy after the termination of flights will undergo mandatory observation within 14 days. This was announced at a briefing by acting Director of the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health Igor Kuzin. The broadcast was conducted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
A clear algorithm is provided for those evacuated: such a person undergoes temperature screening, then s/he is recommended to conduct a self-isolation at home if s/he has symptoms of an acute respiratory viral infection. If necessary, s/he can also be provided with coronavirus testing or hospitalization at the checkpoint.
Such persons will be recommended to stay at home for 14 days with a more strict regime than previously proposed, and also, if necessary, will be redirected from checkpoints to hospitals.
“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.