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On January 5, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine updated the rules for terminating the self-isolation of persons who arrived from the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the city of Sevastopol.

From now on, in addition to the results of PCR tests, the data of rapid tests which are performed after crossing the Entry-Exit Checkpoints (EECPs) to determine the SARS-CoV–2 antigen will be used for early termination of self-isolation. According to the new rules, testing sites for coronavirus antigen should be set up at each EECP. The Donetsk and Luhansk regional state administrations, together with the “Reintegration and Reconstruction” state enterprise, are responsible for the implementation of these regulations. However, as our colleagues, the monitors of the Right to Protection CF told us, as of January 13, no express testing points were installed at the Entry-Exit Checkpoints.

Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko noted that the rapid testing on Entry-Exit Checkpoints for citizens of Ukraine will be free of charge. According to the Ministry of Health (MOH) document (in Ukrainian – ed. note), a batch of 1.8 million rapid tests have already been distributed in the regions.

On January 12, at a meeting of the Ministry of Health with the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine agreed on the organization of testing for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus antigen at the Entry-Exit Checkpoints. Stay tuned for new updates on our Facebook page.

We will keep you informed on the process of arrangement of testing points!