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PM flies to Poltava Region to check on evacuees from China

The government HQ will be deployed in Novi Sanzhary.

PM flies to Poltava Region to check on evacuees from China
Oleksiy Honcharuk

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has flown out to Poltava Region where buses carrying Ukrainians and foreigners evacuated from China’s Wuhan are expected to arrive.

“I am urgently flying out to Poltava Region. The government HQ will work in Novi Sanzhary,” he said on Telegram.

Residents of Novi Sanzhary have been rallying since the early hours of 20 February, protesting against the government plans to accommodate the evacuees in the local medical centre of the National Guard.

Clashes broke out between some of the protesters and police at around 6.30 p.m.

According to Hromadske correspondents, police pushed the crowd to unblock the motorway.

The plane carrying the evacuees first landed in Kyiv for refuel before arriving in Kharkiv at 11.55 a.m. None of the passengers or crew members displayed any sign of acute respiratory disease.

They are to be placed under a two-week quarantine in the Novi Sanzhary medical centre of the National Guard

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