Two people from Chernivtsi region being tested for coronavirus – Ukrainian Health Ministry

Two people from Chernivtsi region being tested for coronavirus – Ukrainian Health Ministry

The Ukrainian Health Ministry is examining the samples of two individuals for novel coronavirus, Deputy Health Minister and Chief State Sanitary Doctor Viktor Liashko has said.

"On the first day when we started [temperature checks], we isolated several people, and today we are conducting laboratory tests at a central virology laboratory at the Public Health Center on two cases of suspected coronavirus infection. These are two people from the Chernivtsi region. The samples have been submitted to the laboratory, preparations are underway, research will be carried out today, and we will have the results. First, we tested the samples in the laboratory of the Chernivtsi Laboratory Center, tests for influenza and influenza-like diseases were negative, so they were submitted for testing the presence of coronavirus infection," he said at a briefing on Thursday, February 27.

He added that temperature checks at airports and checkpoints are continuing, with about 75,000 people screened over the past 24 hours.

"No person has been placed in isolation wards or infectious hospitals in the past 24 hours. […] We do not see today that mass hospitalization is taking place in Ukraine," Liashko said.

A total of 82,164 laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 cases were reported worldwide as of February 27, with 2,801 cases being lethal. Some 32,897 people have already recovered.

According to the Ukrainian Health Ministry, not a single laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 case has been recorded in Ukraine so far.


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