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Ukrainian Deputy Health Minister Viktor Liashko has said Ukraine will cancel mass events and temporarily shut down schools amid coronavirus fears.

"Unfortunately, we will introduce restrictive anti-epidemic measures in the near future. We will ban the holding of mass events, conferences, sports events, and suspend school classes as part of these restrictive anti-epidemic measures," he said during a meeting between President Volodymyr Zelensky and foreigners evacuated from China, who had undergone observation at a medical center in the town of Novi Sanzhary, Poltava region, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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Liashko has recalled that coronavirus is transmitted by respiratory droplets and "you must be at least one and a half to two meters away from a[n infected] person not to contract the virus."