March 13, 2020 / 2:00 PM / a month ago

Ukraine has first coronavirus death, shuts border to foreigners

KIEV, March 13 (Reuters) - Ukraine has recorded its first coronavirus death and foreign nationals will be barred from entering the country for two weeks to contain the spread of the illness, officials said at a televised briefing on Friday.

A 71-year-old woman in the Zhytomyr region died, having recently returned from Poland. Ukraine has two other confirmed cases of the virus.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets; editing by Matthias Williams and Kevin Liffey

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