2 First Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Kyiv. Both Patients Isolated
16 March, 2020

Two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in a laboratory in Kyiv on March 16. One of the infected recently returned from France.

This was reported by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Both patients have now been isolated, and they are given symptomatic treatment.

"One patient returned from France during the incubation period," the report reads.

Thus, there are now seven confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Ukraine. Of these, four are in the Chernivtsi region, one (and the only lethal one) in the Zhytomyr region and two more in Kyiv.

A quarantine had already been introduced across Ukraine to contain the spread of the coronavirus on March 12. All schools, including private ones, must remain closed for three weeks until April 3. Also, mass rallies of over 200 people are banned in the country.

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From March 16, Ukraine has closed the border for foreigners for two weeks to stem the spread of the coronavirus. And from March 17, Ukraine will close the passenger air service. Also subway and interregional transport will stop operating from March 18.