Ukraine minister joins China evacuees in coronavirus quarantine after clashes

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    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraine’s Health Minister said she will spend two weeks in quarantine with evacuees from coronavirus-hit China after protesters clashed with police and threw stones at returnees over infection fears.

    Kiev’s efforts to treat 45 nationals and 37 foreigners, mostly from Latin America, in the central Poltava region sparked unrest on Thursday (Feb 20) as residents blocked roads and hurled stones at buses carrying the evacuees.

    “I will spend the next 14 days with them, in the same premises, under the same conditions,” Health Minister Zoryana Skaletska said late on Thursday in a statement addressed to the residents of Novi Sanzhary.

    Read more : The Straits Times

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