Under the instruction of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a meeting of the task force on monitoring and analyzing the situation regarding the spread of the new coronavirus has been held
Under the instruction of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, chaired by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov, a meeting of the task force on monitoring and analyzing the situation regarding the spread of the new 2019-n-CoV coronavirus worldwide, assessing threats to national security of Ukraine, the state of ensuring anti-epidemic protection of citizens of Ukraine, particularly citizens and employees of diplomatic missions of Ukraine staying in the PRC.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, Head of the State Migration Service of Ukraine Maksym Sokolyuk, Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Serhiy Deyneko, Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine Valeriy Yevdokymov, Head of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Bilchuk, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the People's Republic of China Serhiy Kamyshev attended the meeting.
During the meeting, the NSDC Secretary emphasized the priority of fulfilling the task of enhanced control over the situation regarding the possible spread of the new coronavirus and the coordinated work of all authorities in ensuring relevant measures.
In particular, Mr. Danilov noted that it is first in priority for the competent authorities, principally Ukrainian diplomatic missions, to organize a full record of Ukrainian citizens staying in the territory of PRC, to collect information about them and establish contacts.
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has been instructed to ensure systematic public awareness of the situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus by providing relevant recommendations on the virus symptoms, measures for its prevention and treatment. In addition, the Ministry of Health together with the Center for Public Health has been charged with enhancing the capabilities of the call center for citizens to provide and receive prompt information.
It is also planned to issue a daily newsletter on the situation of coronavirus spread in the world and in Ukraine.
The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has been instructed, if needed, to reserve additional costs for providing medical facilities with necessary medications and equipment.
The Embassy of Ukraine in the PRC should ensure that recommendations to Ukrainian citizens to leave China are disseminated, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine should recommend that Ukrainian citizens refrain from visiting China any time soon.