First Ukrainian patient recovers from coronavirus

First Ukrainian patient recovers from coronavirus

A man from Chernivtsi, who was the first to contract a novel coronavirus in Ukraine, has recovered and returns home, President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated.

“A patient from Chernivtsi, who was infected with the novel coronavirus, tested again for COVID-19 and returned negative test. Thus, we can officially declare that we have the first person in Ukraine who recovered from the coronavirus," Zelensky said in a video address.

According to the head of state, the man has been discharged from the hospital and returns home.

As Ukrinform reported, the first case of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 was confirmed in Ukraine on February 3. A man from Chernivtsi, who had returned from Italy, was diagnosed with coronavirus.

As of March 20, Ukraine had 26 laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection, including three deaths.


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