Over 13,500 Ukrainians return home in past 24 hours amid COVID-19 crisis

12:55, 26 March 2020
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Over 6,600 foreigners underwent registration for leaving Ukraine / Photo from facebook.com/pg/DPSUkraine

Yesterday, March 25, almost 22,000 people crossed the Ukrainian border, of which more than 13,500 were Ukrainians who returned from abroad, the press service of Ukraine's State Border Service said.

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Meanwhile, 6,670 foreigners underwent registration for leaving Ukraine.

"Border guards jointly with biosecurity workers carried out body temperature screening and checked health status of about 15,300 people in the past 24 hours," it said. "In accordance with the established procedure, they signed informed consents and got self-isolation instruction sheets."

Also, in the past day, nearly 3,800 Ukrainians who arrived on foot at the border were bussed across the border with the vehicles provided by the local authorities and Ukraine's State Emergency Service.

In addition, two evacuation trains with about 1,240 Ukrainians and one foreigner arrived in Ukraine from Poland's Przemysl. "The border guards, together with biosecurity workers, carried out a set of screening measures aimed at identifying COVID-19 among the passengers," it said.

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