The heads of the foreign ministries of Ukraine and Germany discussed an algorithm according to which Ukrainians in remote countries of the world can return to their homeland, said Dmitry Kuleba, head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. It is, he said, about Ukrainians in Latin America.
German airplanes will be able to pick up Ukrainian citizens who are in remote countries of the world and want to return home in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba at a briefing following talks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Interfax-Ukraine reports .
“I am grateful to my German colleague for supporting our request that German planes could“ pick up ”, take our citizens from distant corners of the world for transportation to Germany, from where we – Ukraine – will help them get home. First of all , we are talking about Latin America. We discussed the algorithm by which it will work, “said Culeba.
He added that the embassies of Ukraine and Germany are discussing all the details of the process.
On March 23, Kuleba made a “virtual” visit to Germany and held talks with Maas.
Kuleba said on March 23 that most of the citizens of Ukraine who had remained abroad at the time of the introduction of quarantine had already returned. Another 20 thousand people expect the opportunity to come to their homeland.
As of March 25, there were 97 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Ukraine, said Deputy Minister of Health, Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to American Johns Hopkins University, on March 24, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 380 thousand, of which 16 595 died, more than 101 thousand recovered. In Hubei Province, China, quarantine will be lifted from March 25.
In most cases, the disease is characterized by a mild course and ends in recovery, but approximately one in five patients needs hospitalization, the WHO website says. The World Health Organization stresses: “COVID ‑ 19 is not yet complete.” March 21, WHO announced that at least 20 vaccines for the new coronavirus are being developed in the world.