On Tuesday, February 18, from the Chinese province of Wuhan, the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens will begin. On February 19, citizens will be quarantined for 14 days.
According to Health Minister Zoriana Skaletska through “The right to power” talk show, on Tuesday, an airpcraft will be sent to evacuate from Wuhan, and on Wednesday our citizens will be in Ukraine. Only those citizens who are healthy, who have no symptoms, which the Chinese authorities will check first. Then the Ukrainian team of doctors on board check them also, Doctors will remain in isolation with them as minumum 14 days.
Skaletska urged to answering the question why Ukrainian citizens are taken out late. Skaletska added that the ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains assured communication with our citizens in Wuhan.
There is an operational headquarters in the government that decides on the allocation of funds, the adoption of all necessary decisions, and how the evacuation should occur. “There is no delay with the evacuation,There is a planned, measured, reasonable decision-making process.” Health Minister noted.
This to ensure the arrival of Ukrainian citizens in their homeland, and also to the safety all other citizens from the possible spread of coronavirus disease.
Evacuation is agreed with all ministries participating in the operational headquarters. It will be conducted based on the experience of CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) in USA and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The main task now is to find a room that is both epidemically safe and comfortable. Officials have found four options, they are analyzing including the payment for it. Preparation of the rooms’s isolation, as Skaletskaya assured, in a timely manner.
“We analyzed the practice of 14 countries that have already been evacuated. We are doing a similar plan with the same steps,” the minister said.
Recall, more than 60 thousand patients with coronavirus in the world.