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They became infected after they had been in contact with a 54-year-old monk who died of COVID-19 on May 12, Khmelnytsky Governor Dmytro Gabinet said during an online briefing on May 15, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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The monastery is subordinate to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.

"All of them are now receiving outpatient treatment," Gabinet said.

In addition, the monastery was put in quarantine on May 14 – visits and events for visitors and members of the church are not allowed.

This decision was made by Shepetivka district's biosecurity and emergency commission.

As of 15:00 Kyiv time on May 15, there were 252 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in Khmelnytsky district.