1,000 medical workers to be tested for COVID-19 in eastern Ukraine

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-28 23:59:12|Editor: huaxia

KIEV, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Around 1,000 medical workers at a regional intensive care hospital in the city of Mariupol in Ukraine's Donetsk region are to be tested for COVID-19 after 19 doctors there were confirmed to have the virus, Ukrinform news agency reported Tuesday.

All 19 doctors who tested positive were showing no symptoms, local authorities said at a news briefing.

It was reported earlier by media that 22 new cases of coronavirus infection had been detected in Mariupol on April 25, including the 19 doctors.

So far, 52 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the region, including those of 27 medical workers.

Ukraine has reported 401 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 9,410 and 239 deaths as of Tuesday. A total of 1,843 health workers have been diagnosed with the virus, according to the country's health ministry. Enditem