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Voice of America 2 Feb 2020

Plane With British Citizens Escaping Coronavirus Arrives Home From China


A second plane carrying British nationals from China arrived in Britain, Sunday, Feb. 2, as more foreigners flee the epicenter of the new coronavirus, Wuhan.
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Experts say that you need to create a border around your home to protect from the coronavirus, and that border begins when you take out the garbage. There are many smalls steps that need to be taken into account to make sure the disease does not carry from one surface to another. We met a homeowner from Long Island who is taking extreme safety precautions to make sure her family stays safe - from wiping down deliveries to using a special opener for boxes that come to their home.
Footage from the Ukrainian Presidential Office via AP shows a Ukrainian Armed Forces aircraft carrying coronavirus test kits from the Chinese city of Guangzhou landed in Kyiv, Monday March 23.

The military plane delivered more than 250,000 tests, alongside medical masks, disinfectants, ventilators and other equipment.

The items are set to be distributed across Ukraine over the course of the day.

Doctors, soldiers, police officers and border officials will be provided with rapid tests and medical masks.

As of Sunday night, Ukraine had reported 73 cases of COVID-19 alongside three deaths.

The coronavirus has reached nearly every country on the planet, with about 336,000 reported cases and 14,600 deaths.


An aircraft carrying personal protective equipment, such as face masks, from China landed at London's Heathrow Airport, Friday, April 3.
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Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the coronavirus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday, as local residents opposing the move clashed violently with police at Novi Sanzhary in central Ukraine.

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