WORLD Ukrainian capital reports first two cases of COVID-19

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Ukrainian capital reports first two cases of COVID-19

Xinhua

14:25, March 17, 2020

An employee wearing a protective face mask walks through the empty check-in area of the Igor Sikorsky International Airport (Zhuliany) amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns in Kiev, Ukraine, March 16, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

First two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, the National News Agency of Ukraine (Ukrinform) reported on Monday.

The two cases have brought the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine to seven, including one death from the northern Zhytomyr province, according to Ukrinform.

On Thursday, the government has introduced a three-week quarantine in educational institutions among other measures to contain the spread of the virus.

President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday addressed Ukrainians on the prevention of COVID-19, and urged the government to suspend non-essential businesses from Tuesday, such as shopping centers, restaurants, cafes and recreational facilities.

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