March 20, 2020 / 6:23 PM / 20 days ago

Ukraine declares state of emergency in capitol and some regions

Police and National Guard officers wearing protective masks patrol a closed central railway station following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kiev, Ukraine March 20, 2020.

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s government declared a state of emergency on Friday in Kiev and two more out of 25 regions due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Ukraine, which reported 26 coronavirus cases and three deaths, had previously declared a state of emergency in two other regions with coronavirus patients.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets, writing by Maria Tsvetkova, editing by Louise Heavens

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