HOSPITAL IN THE TEMPORARILY OCCUPIED ARMYANSK AND WORKSHOPS OF THE PLANT “CRIMEAN TITANIUM” ARE LOCKED DOWN DUE TO COVID-19
The situation with the coronavirus epidemic in the temporarily occupied Crimea is deteriorating.
In particular, the Central City Hospital of Armyansk was locked down on the night of April 7-8. A man diagnosed with hypertensic crisis, who was infected with COVID-19 was treated in the medical institution. According to the preliminary reports, he was infected as a result of contact with relative, who had returned from Moscow. Now the entire staff of 124 persons and about 100 patients are locked down in the hospital for 14 days.
However, according to the available information, in the morning of April 8, the workers of several workshops of the plant “Crimean Titanium” were also locked down at their working places. Military servicemen of the Russian occupation contingent were involved in the blockade.
The blocking of workers, which is carried out by the occupation administration in order to maintain production rates, creates the risk of coronavirus spread in the collective, in conditions where it is not possible to provide people with proper medical care. At the same time, the information from the representatives of the occupation administration of the Russian Federation in the Ukrainian Crimea that the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation plans to station the coronavirus-infected military servicemen in Sevastopol also gives rise to ongoing concerns. They have already started to prepare the hospital ship “Yenisei”, which the Russians use as a polyclinic for medical examinations and a small free military hotel for the command.
The Ministry for Reintegration will provide the relevant information to the Kherson Regional State Administration and units that ensure the operation of the EECP on the administrative border line with Crimea, for consideration during the period of increased danger.
Let us recall, that as of April 7, the Russian occupation authorities recognized 22 cases of coronavirus infection in Crimea and 5 cases in Sevastopol. Another 7,000 persons are under various types of care for suspected infection. According to the available information, the actual number of infected persons is much higher, because the Russian occupation authorities concealing the cases of infection among their military servicemen.