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Six residents of Chernivtsi region who had earlier been admitted to a local hospital with certain symptoms of the novel coronavirus turned out to be clean of covid-19, according to the press service of the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration citing data from the virology lab at the Center for Public Health in Kyiv.

"Test results for coronavirus in six Chernivtsi region residents who were admitted to the infectious unit of the regional clinical hospital are negative," the press service told UNIAN.

"Also, no covid-19 has been confirmed in persons who had been in contact with them," the statement says.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 3 the first case of coronavirus in Ukraine was confirmed in Chernivtsi – the man who contracted the coronavirus had just returned from Italy with his wife.

Doctors hospitalized the man, while his wife went for self-isolation at home before also being admitted to one of the city's medical facilities. She currently has no symptoms of covid-19.

On March 7, another person with suspected coronavirus infection was hospitalized in Chernivtsi. It was reported that a patient with signs of an infectious disease arrived from a country where cases of covid-19 had earlier been recorded.