Ukraine has its first confirmed coronavirus case, Ihor Kuzin, the acting head of the Health Ministry’s public health center, told Reuters on Tuesday.
The man was hospitalized on Saturday in the western city of Chernivtsi The Ukrainian and his wife spent a week traveling across Italy. They flew back to Ukraine via Romania.
The man was in a stable condition and his wife is in self-isolation at home, she does not have any symptoms, Deputy Health Minister Viktor Lyashko told reporters at a briefing.
“Yesterday, I told you that we had four suspected cases,” Lyashko said. “Today, one of those cases has been confirmed.”
In February, Ukraine evacuated citizens from China’s Hubei province, sparking clashes between police and protesters outside a sanatorium where the evacuees were put in mandatory quarantine.