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Scoop of the weekend: coronavirus, Donbas casualties

Scoop of the weekend: coronavirus, Donbas casualties

Coronavirus

Kyiv Boryspil airport will check the temperature of passengers arriving from China as of 26 January.

The National Security and defence Council has said that the situation with coronavirus in Ukraine is under full control. The monitoring and analysis group has been in operation since 20 January.

No cases of coronavirus have been registered in Ukraine, Health Minister Zoryana Skaletska has told Zelenskyy. All the suspected cases turned out to be a regular flu. Hospitals, doctors, border services and laboratories are on alert.

Donbas

Two Ukrainian servicemen were killed and two wounded in Donbas, according to the Joint Forces Operation HQ. The Russian occupying troops carried out 12 attacks using 120-mm and 82-mm mortars banned by the Minsk agreements, grenade launchers of various systems, infantry fighting vehicle guns and small arms.

The Ukrainian side of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of Ceasefire has said that militants have put obstacles to the free movement of OSCE SMM patrols in Donbas. Monitors could not enter the occupied territory near Starolaspa, Zayichenko, Prymorske and Sosnovske. For five days, militants have blocked monitors' access to an SMM camera near Petrovske.

Foreign

Two Ukrainian servicemen were reported lightly wounded after a rocket hit a military helicopter Mi-8MTB-1 owned by a Moldovan airline in Afghanistan on 25 January. A second helicopter with a Moldovan crew picked up the Ukrainians after the incident.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has gone on a two-day visit to Poland. He will visit Oswiecim to attend the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp liberation and meet Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Crime

A car of Ukraine's former ambassador to Switzerlan, Ihor Dir, was burnt down in Uzhhorod. Police suspect deliberate arson.

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