President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal had polymerase chain reaction tests for Covid-19, as Ukrayinska Pravda reported citing Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko.
According to him, not only the president but the leaders of the President’s Office passed the test.
“The president passed it; the head of the office and the deputies passed the test also. I will explain: it was necessary to hold the test because they were the contact persons who contacted one of the first cases in Kyiv, MP Shakhov,” Tymoshenko said.
Besides, he noted that in the case of infection of the president, the work will take place in the phone mode.
“Such a protocol is developed. But it is obvious that there is no acting president. May be, speaker of the Verkhovna Rada will be able to discharge the duties. But the president is always in touch, that is why, I believe that if perish the thought, something happens – the work will take place in the phone mode,” he underlined.
As we reported earlier, on March 18, Ukraine's Ministry of Health informed about Ukrainian MP Serhiy Shakhov who tested positive for Covid-2019 coronavirus.
Meanwhile, in Ukraine, the number of people infected with COVID-19 has increased to 1892. 224 new cases were recorded in Ukraine per day. Overall, 57 people died, 45 patients recovered.