This was reported by a hromadske correspondent from the scene.
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From the city of Sanya, 158 Ukrainians returned home. They said that there was no panic on the island due to the spread of coronavirus in China, although people go in masks and bought most of the goods from pharmacies and shops.
After arriving in Boryspil, the temperature was measured for all passengers on the aircraft, but no other checks were made. Ukrainians were surprised that after returning they only measured the temperature, and the doctor who did it was not even wearing a mask, although they expected a “man in a spacesuit”. Tourists also noted that the flight was not very different from the usual one.
Ukrainians complain that they almost failed to relax in the Chinese resort. Travel agencies canceled all excursions. All the parks were closed on the island and intercity transportation was stopped.
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Acting general director of the Center for Public Health Igor Kuzin noted that they are not going to conduct quarantine in Ukraine.
Quarantine or isolation of passengers does not lead to an increase in the efficiency of detection of both new cases and to contain the spread of the epidemic,
– said the acting Director General of the Center for Public Health Igor Kuzin.
The Director General of Engineering and Technical Support of the Boryspil International Airport said that after all the tourists returned to Ukraine, there would be no direct flights to China within a month. Air traffic can be restored only when the coronavirus epidemic subsides.
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What you should know about coronavirus 2019-nCoV:
As of January 30, 170 people died from the new coronavirus in China. 7,717 cases of infection worldwide are known. The presence of infection in Ukraine was suspected 4 times, but not a single case was confirmed. On average, 9% of infected people die from coronavirus. Most victims are older people suffering from other comorbidities, such as Parkinson or diabetes. Travel companies and online agencies have temporarily stopped organizing group tours to China.
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