Cargo plane brings to Ukraine COVID-19 tests, protective gear from China

21:20, 23 March 2020
Ukraine
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has reported on the arrival of a Ukrainian military cargo plane, which brought from China a batch of polymerase chain reaction test systems, rapid tests, artificial lung ventilation machines, facemasks, protective suits, and other equipment and gear to fight COVID-19.

"The cargo will be distributed across all regions of Ukraine," Zelensky assured the public in his televised address Monday.

"It will be brought to hospitals, labs, police, border guards, and military," Zelensky said.

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He also thanked doctors, border guards, police officers, postmen, socially responsible businesses, and volunteers for their efforts at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus.

As of the morning of Monday, some 73 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded in Ukraine.

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