Operational Headquarters urges DPR citizens to return from Ukraine due to possible border closure


The Interdepartmental Operational Headquarters for Prevention of the Importation and Spread of the Coronavirus Infection caused by 2019-nCoV has recommended DPR residents staying in Ukraine to return home. Also, the HQ reported that as of March 17, 2020, no cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the Republic.

“Due to the worsening epidemiological situation in Ukraine and a possible increase in the number of 2019-nCoV cases there, the border crossing and customs control points might be closed in the DPR,” the headquarters said.

“We recommend DPR citizens to abstain from further staying in Ukraine. We urge the DPR permanent residents who are currently staying in Kiev-controlled territory to return home as soon as possible.”

We remind you that the Donetsk People’s Republic has introduced a high-alert regime according to which citizens who arrived from countries with an unfavourable situation due to the spread of coronavirus, including from Ukraine, China, Spain, Italy, Iran, Korea, France and Germany, are required to be self-isolated at home for a period of 14 days from the day of arrival.

At the moment, in the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, no cases of coronavirus have been recorded. We strongly recommend that residents of the Republic observe preventive measures and abstain from any foreign trips,” the statement said.