Kyiv Theological Academy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) has reported 19 laboratory-confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
According to the order of Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko, PCR testing for COVID-19 was carried out in the Academy's dormitories on April 14.
"At about 21:00 on April 16, the Academy was informed from Health Ministry's Kyiv City Laboratory Center that, according to the test results, 19 people (three teachers and 16 students) received laboratory confirmation of coronavirus," the academy wrote on Facebook.
It is noted the written confirmation is expected to be released today, April 17. "All these 19 people are now in self-isolation in the academy's dormitory under the supervision of doctors," the report says.
In addition, PCR testing was carried out at the Academy on April 15, but the results have not come back.
*** Kyiv Theological Academy is the higher theological educational institution of the UOC-MP, which provides training for clergy, teachers of theological educational institutions, and church scholars. The academy trains specialists of educational qualification level: candidate of theology, master of theology.