Almost 18,000 Ukrainians turn to Ukraine's embassies for help amid worldwide lockdown

12:45, 08 May 2020
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Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) says 17,973 citizens of Ukraine have applied to Ukrainian diplomatic facilities abroad for assistance under the Zakhyst (Protection) program (for those left stranded outside the country after the closure of the Ukrainian border late in March 2020).

Eight Ukrainians died from coronavirus abroad – four in Italy, one in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Sweden each, according to the ministry's update on the coronavirus as of 19:00 Kyiv time on May 7.

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Some 62 Ukrainians have recovered from the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, abroad, while 146 are undergoing treatment.

Of the 62 Ukrainians who have recovered, there are 22 in Greece, six in Poland, five in Spain, four each in the Dominican Republic and Japan, three in Austria, two each in Italy, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Portugal, and one each in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Egypt, the Netherlands, the Seychelles, Serbia, Thailand, Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Of the 146 Ukrainians being treated abroad, 121 are in Italy, six in the Czech Republic, four in Germany, three each in Austria and Russia, two each in the U.S., Uruguay, and Sweden, and one each in Malta, Moldova, and Thailand.

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