Ukraine's Health Ministry says two new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in Ukraine, in particular, in the capital city of Kyiv.

"Today, March 16, two lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Kyiv," the ministry wrote on Facebook on Monday.

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At the moment, both patients have been isolated. They are undergoing symptomatic treatment. One of them returned from France during the incubation period.

In total, there are seven cases of infection in Ukraine, including one lethal in Zhytomyr region.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a 71-year-old woman, who was hospitalized with the novel coronavirus in the town of Radomyshl in Zhytomyr region, died on March 13. She returned from Poland to the town on March 1, and did not immediately consult a doctor.

UNIAN memo. The Chinese authorities reported an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in Wuhan late in December 2019.

The causative agent of the disease was a new type of coronavirus, COVID-19. The virus is transmitted from person to person, with the incubation period lasting at least two weeks.

On January 30, the World Health Organization declared an international emergency over the spread of the novel coronavirus from China.