Police to cordon off quarantine site set to host Ukrainians evacuated from Wuhan

16:40, 19 February 2020
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The Communications Department of Ukraine's Internal Affairs Ministry says premises set to host for a two-week quarantine a group of Ukrainians evacuated from Wuhan, a Chinese city in the epicenter of COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, will be taken under tight control with 30 police and 17 National Guard officers on 24/7 duty.

A plane has been sent to the Chinese city of Wuhan today to evacuate Ukrainian citizens and national of other countries seeking help, namely Norway, Israel, Belarus, Spain, Montenegro, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama and other countries, the Department told UNIAN on February 19.

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An emergency operational center has been established in Ukraine to ensure that no infected citizens are on board and to prevent the spread of acute respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.

In addition, temporary restrictions and special conditions have been set up for those who was in the PRC. They will be quarantined for up to 14 days.

The premises with the evacuees will be taken under tight control to provide security and disinfection. Forty seven officers will be guarding the area. Foot and highway patrol will be operating in the area, while a checkpoint and a CCTV surveillance system will be installed.

The State Emergency Service is ready to transport citizens, assigning seven buses and deploying 33 rescuers.

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