The Cabinet of Ministers, Ukraine's government, has decided to immediately evacuate Ukrainian citizens from Italy.

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"The government has instructed the Ministry of Infrastructure together with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to ensure the immediate evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from an outbreak area of COVID-19 in the Italian Republic," according to the government portal, following the Cabinet's extraordinary meeting.

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The Cabinet of Ministers also discussed the procedure for the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens. In particular, the State Customs Service will have to quickly check in the baggage of crew members and passengers of the aircraft, which will carry out the evacuation.

The State Border Guard Service must ensure priority control while crossing the state border.