First Ukrainian patient recovers from coronavirus

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A man from Chernivtsi, who was the first to contract a novel coronavirus in Ukraine, has recovered and returns home, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi has stated.

Censor.NET reports citing his statement

"A patient from Chernivtsi, who was infected with the novel coronavirus, tested again for COVID-19 and returned negative test. Thus, we can officially declare that we have the first person in Ukraine who recovered from the coronavirus," Zelenskyi said in a video address.

According to the head of state, the man has been discharged from the hospital and returns home.

The first case of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 was confirmed in Ukraine on February 3. A man from Chernivtsi, who had returned from Italy, was diagnosed with coronavirus.

As of March 20, Ukraine had 26 laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection, including three deaths.