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A family member of Ukrainian MP Serhiy Shakhov, who has previously tested positive for the COVID-19, is also infected with the novel coronavirus.

"The second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Kyiv region. This is a woman, a family member of the first patient in Kyiv region. Physicians assess their condition as that of moderate severity," according to the press service of Kyiv Regional State Administration.

Later, MP Shakhov, via Facebook, said the family member in question is his wife who is also staying at home in isolation.

In total, five cases of suspected disease were identified in the region. Of these, two people were hospitalized in the town of Bila Tserkva, two in the Kyiv-Sviatoshynsky district, and one in the town of Brovary (non-confirmed case).

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Doctors urge people to remain calm, observe sanitary and hygienic rules and, in case they have signs of the disease, urgently contact their family doctor.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 17, Member of Parliament in Ukraine, Serhiy Shakhov, confirmed his Covid-19 coronavirus tests returned positive. The infected deputy recently visited the EU.