The Cabinet of Ministers, Ukraine's government, has supported the initiative of Health Minister Illia Yemets to strengthen quarantine measures amid the coronavirus spread.

The relevant decision was made at an extraordinary government meeting on March 29, the press service of the Ministry of Health reports.

The adopted resolution provides that those who have had contact with infected persons and those who are infected with COVID-19 and do not need hospitalization are obliged to observe self-isolation to prevent further spread of the disease.

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Persons who returned from virusßaffected countries/regions shall be subject to observation (isolation) within 14 days.

Regional and Kyiv city state administrations shall set up observation locations, transportation of infected persons, as well as medical monitoring.

In addition, the decree provides that by April 5, 2020, the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine shall develop and implement an electronic service for monitoring compliance with self-isolation and observation rules.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ukraine rose to 475 by Sunday evening.