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Ukrainian Deputy Health Minister Viktor Liashko has said another six Ukrainians are being tested for the novel coronavirus.

"As of now, there are six suspected cases of coronavirus infection in Ukraine. These people have also been isolated, while samples of biological material have been received by the reference lab of the Public Health Center, and some will be delivered today," the official told a Kyiv briefing on Wednesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the first case of Covid-19 coronavirus was confirmed in Ukraine on Tuesday. The patient earlier returned with his wife from Italy to the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi. Medics hospitalized the man, while his wife stayed at home. Later, she agreed to undergo observation amid tensions with neighbors.