Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov says the NSDC monitoring commission has been working around the clock since January 20 to develop a test system to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
"In fact, our scientists are now developing test systems. On January 20, Chinese [scientists] shared [the genetic makeup of] the RNA virus. We are now creating the systems and our own [test] system will be ready soon," he said during a "Freedom of Speech by Savik Shuster" panel show on Ukraine TV channel on January 31.
According to the official, the coronavirus situation is under control, as Ukrainian experts regularly monitor the relevanhet information abroad.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases grew by 2,102 on Friday, bringing the total to 11,791. The death toll in China is now 259 people.
An outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in China's Wuhan was announced in late December 2019. It was established that the agent of a new type of coronavirus is 2019-nCoV. The virus is transmitted from person to person. The incubation period lasts from two to 12 days.
According to the Ministry of Health, no patients carrying the new coronavirus have been reported in Ukraine.