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Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says routine medical checkups and planned surgery were suspended over the coronavirus-related quarantine, but this in no way relates to emergency cases.

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"Quarantine measures have also affected medical services, namely: routine checkups, planned surgery, but they in no way relate to emergency care – both emergency medical aid and urgent surgery – that are taking place now," he said during an online briefing on April 22, 2020.

According to Stepanov, patients now can call a family doctor or get emergency care from any medical specialist. However, the Health Ministry has decided that all those procedures and measures that could be postponed will take place after the quarantine is over.