Google allocates $500,000 to Ukraine for information campaign against Covid-19.

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Google company allocated a $500,000 grant to Ukraine’s Healthcare Ministry for information campaign against panic amid coronavirus spread. These funds will help to put the sources of the Healthcare Ministry to top results of the search as the ministry reported on Facebook.

“Google supported the information campaign of the Healthcare Ministry on the counteraction coronavirus. The Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine agreed on the cooperation with Google company within the information support, aiming for the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus infection in Ukraine,” the message said.

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The ministry noted that it will allow the users of Google in Ukraine to get accurate data, up-to-date information, instructions and recommendations on the situation of the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine and minimize the use of the unreliable sources.

Earlier, EU reported that Russian media hold a disinformation campaign against the West amid the Covid-19 pandemic to spread panic and disrupt.

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As of 7:00 am, on March 25, 113 cases of Covid-19 coronavirus infection were recorded in Ukraine. Of all 113 cases, four were lethal, one patient has recovered and has already been discharged from the hospital.

Besides, Ukraine’s government has introduced an emergency situation throughout the country for 30 days until April 24, 2020 and prolonged a lockdown across the country for 30 days.

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