About 80 Ukrainians entrapped on Spanish resort island

13:40, 20 March 2020
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To date, the communication between the island and mainland Spain has been interrupted. According to the Ukrainians, the Ukrainian consulate allegedly advised that they buy tickets for the Madrid-Kyiv flight on Sunday, but they are not allowed to leave the island, while the air carrier refuses to provide a refund, the Ukrainian TSN TV news service reports.

Among the latest offers is a charter for a ticket worth EUR 400.

The consulate has not yet commented on the situation.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, an outbreak of a novel coronavirus was recorded late December 2019 in the most populous city of Central China, Wuhan. The World Health Organization recognized it as a global emergency, describing it as a multi-cell epidemic.

To date, 26 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Ukraine, three of which are lethal.

The country has declared a nationwide quarantine, which will last until April 3.

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