Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that the number of Ukrainian citizens who have died of the novel coronavirus abroad has increased from four to five people.

This was reported in an update by the ministry as of 20:00 Kyiv time on April 3.

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However, it mentioned neither the country where the fifth person died nor his or her gender.

According to the ministry, 166 Ukrainians are now undergoing anti-coronavirus treatment abroad.

Most of them are in Italy (121). Sixteen Ukrainian citizens are in hospitals in Greece, four in Germany, Poland and the Dominican Republic each, three in Austria, and one in Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United States, Serbia, the Seychelles, the Russian Federation, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Netherlands, Nigeria, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Belgium each.

In addition, the number of Ukrainians who have already recovered increased to 11 people: four in Japan, two in Italy and Poland each, one in Nigeria, the UAE, and Germany each.

Some 13,817 citizens of Ukraine have registered with the Zakhyst (Protection) program for those left stranded abroad after the closure of the Ukrainian border late in March 2020.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Ukraine had risen to 1,072, including 27 deaths, by Friday evening.