First coronavirus case confirmed among Ukrainian legislators

15:00, 18 March 2020
Ukraine
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Serhiz Shakhov / Photo from UNIAN

The deputy confirmed to TSN earlier reports released in Ukrainian media alleging that he had been infected.

"Today I am isolated, engaged in disinfection. I haven't contacted other people. My temperature has dropped, I feel okay, I hope everything will be fine. I don't know why there's such panic around this ..." said Serhiy Shakhov.

"A call came from the clinic today. and they said that 'most likely you have a coronavirus diagnosis'. "

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It is noted that in his earlier comment to Strana.ua, Shakhov denied having contracted coronavirus.

According to him, he had a fever, but it was allegedly caused by a regular respiratory infection.

The infected deputy recently visited the EU, a source has told UNIAN.

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