President of Ukraine

There is a rapid and even distribution of special anti-coronavirus means by region

31 March 2020 - 14:20

There is a rapid and even distribution of special anti-coronavirus means by region

1 thousand boxes of PCR tests for 100 thousand tests delivered recently by the aircraft from South Korea, are already being distributed to the regions. In addition, another 100 thousand such tests, 40 thousand reusable glasses and respirators with the high level of protection will arrive. It was noted during a daily conference call of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy with representatives of the government and state agencies involved in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

“We must do everything to ensure that every hospital and pharmacy has protection means for both professionals and the public. We are obliged to do it,” the Head of State emphasized.

The delivered cargo is already being distributed to the pharmacies, and even if they are not 100% supplied, there is no panic.

“Respirators, gloves and expendable materials for ventilation are constantly sent to hospitals. We are also distributing these means to the military, the Ministry of Health and the border guards,” Secretary of the Coordination Council on Combating the Spread of COVID-19 Kyrylo Tymoshenko said.

Additionally, the Ukrainian enterprise manufactures 8 thousand special suits, 4 thousand protective overalls and 18 thousand reusable gloves. Today they will be provided to the ambulance and departments of infectious diseases.

"We will meet all the needs for the protection of those on the frontline - emergency doctors and infectious disease specialists, that is, doctors who directly contact and help patients with COVID-19," Kyrylo Tymoshenko said.

He also stressed that 12 special testing machines, which are expected to be delivered to Ukraine today, will be sent to the laboratories. In addition, the possibility of purchasing non-alcohol-based disinfectant barriers for crowded public areas is being considered.