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"I have had a phone conversation with Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Fan Xianrong. I addressed him with a request for practical assistance in overcoming the disease," Shmyhal wrote on Facebook on March 21.

"China kindly agreed to hold a TV link-up for Chinese doctors to share their experience [in fighting COVID-19] with our doctors and virologists in this difficult time for the whole world. I am sincerely grateful to Mr. Xianrong and China for their support," he added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, as of the morning of March 21, some 41 confirmed cases of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus was reported in Ukraine, including three lethal.