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Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s clergymen deliver coronavirus tests to medical workers in all regions of Ukraine

Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s clergymen deliver coronavirus tests to medical workers in all regions of Ukraine
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5 April 2020 year 11:52

Clergymen of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church delivered high-precision PCR-based tests for diagnosing coronavirus infection in human body (DialPlexQ™ 2019-nCoV) to medical workers in all regions of Ukraine. The test kits had been purchased in South Korea by Mr. Vadym Novynskyi’s International Charitable Foundation in Honour of the Protection of the Holy Virgin, the Foundation reports on its Facebook page.

In the regions of Nikolayev, Kherson, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye and Kharkov, hierarchs also provided local hospitals with additional personal protective equipment for medical professionals. Earlier, the Foundation had sent thousands of hazmat suits and respirators to these regions.

The Kherson region was the first one to receive the PCR-based test kits. Delivered there were 40 systems for 4000 tests, 1060 goggles and 550 medical face masks.

Earlier, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, and Mr. Vadym Novynskyi had delivered to the Olexander Clinical Hospital in Kiev and the Children’s Regional Hospital in Chernovtsy ventilators, one to each hospital, reusable protective suits, 100 to each hospital, and goggles, 100 to each facility.

The distribution of the medical and protective equipment purchased by Mr. Novynskyi’s Foundation was organised in the regions by the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine and the Headquarters for Combating Coronavirus Epidemic under the Office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Patriarchia.ru reports, citing Orthodox Life website.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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