What is known about the condition of Ukrainians with coronavirus patients?
We have close contact, round-the-clock information about Ukrainian citizens who were on the liner. The situation is under control. Patients were taken to hospital for medical care.
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I want to clarify the key thing right away. Coronavirus is a key type of influenza stamp that has not yet been studied. Only 25% develop acute pneumonia, as a result of which there is a need to maintain breathing. In other cases, fever and poor health. I hope that our citizens, who are now in Japan, will have a mild illness.
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Now many Ukrainians are in Wuhan. How will they be checked when they arrive in Ukraine?
Now we know that 50 citizens want to return to Ukraine. Among them there are no carriers of the disease, today they are all healthy. We have fully worked out the mechanism of how their evacuation will occur. This is the interaction of the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health. We study the whole situation: both regarding their possible return, and regarding the creation of all conditions in case the coronavirus is brought to Ukraine.
We have provided verification control when boarding an aircraft, which will be specially sent with an emergency medical team. Although everyone is healthy, we need to play it safe. From the plane they will be immediately taken by bus to the appointed place. The whole plane will also be processed. We are talking about 14 days of isolation, during this period, symptoms may develop, which will show whether the virus manifested itself.
Important! Ukrainians who do not want to sign a quarantine consent will be denied evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the outbreak of the coronavirus itself is.
And where will the isolation be?
The practice of many countries shows that such people were placed in military hospitals. Actually, now all hospitals are busy, because the country has a war, an armed conflict. We have prepared options where protection will be provided.
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Ukraine bought special test systems. Will they be used?
We purchased only one test system, which can be used for 25-30 tests. Next week we are still awaiting humanitarian assistance. It will be possible to protest another 1,5 thousand citizens. If necessary, they will be used.
If the disease is nevertheless delivered to Ukraine, how will patients be treated? Are Ukrainian doctors ready for this?
All infectious diseases hospitals are on standby. Control passed all intensive care units. If suddenly those who have the virus need help in breathing, their preparedness in such situations is also checked.
There are over 300 departments that are ready to provide mechanical ventilation. They really work. We have 5500 beds in the infectious diseases wards; they are ready to receive patients if this virus spreads.
No specific treatment has been developed. Information (about treatment methods – channel 24), which is somewhere "walking" on the Internet, today neither the American Disease Control Service nor the World Health Organization confirm. Therefore, the virus is treated with a symptomatic method – this is knocking down temperature, controlling breathing. We have everything for such treatment, all hospitals are provided.
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