President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has discussed international coordination of efforts to combat the coronavirus and prevent the negative effects of its spread with the Federal President of Switzerland Simonetta Sommaruga during a telephone conversation. This was reported by the press service of the President of Ukraine.
During the conversation, Zelensky and Sommaruga drew attention to the need to provide social assistance to the population and support national economies.
Zelensky praised the official steps taken by Berne in order to evacuate the citizens of Ukraine and Switzerland who wished to return home. He also thanked the Federal President of Switzerland for preparing humanitarian supplies for the needs of hospitals in eastern Ukraine.
The presidents of the two countries also discussed support for the initiative of Ukrainian and Swiss companies to quickly establish the production of artificial lung ventilation apparatus in Ukraine.
According to Swissinfo, the number of coronavirus infected in Switzerland continues to grow rapidly: at midday, on March 25, 9765 confirmed cases were reported, up 929 more than 24 hours before.
As we reported earlier, Google company allocated a $500,000 grant to Ukraine’s Healthcare Ministry for information campaign against panic amid coronavirus spread.