President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that Ukraine is interested in further cooperation with China in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Ukraine is interested in further coordination with China in its efforts to combat the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The issue of providing our citizens with a quality vaccine is becoming especially important,” the Ukrainian president said in an interview with China’s Xinhua News Agency, Ukrinform reports referring to the president’s press service.
Zelensky stressed that Ukraine and China had cooperated effectively in the fight against COVID-19. He thanked China for the humanitarian assistance provided to Ukraine to combat the coronavirus, assistance in the air transportation of medical cargo, as well as the return of Ukrainian citizens home.
“Thousands of test systems, face masks, goggles, gloves and other personal protective equipment were sent to Ukrainian hospitals at the beginning of the pandemic in Ukraine this spring. It saved many Ukrainians,” Zelensky said.
As of October 1, Ukraine recorded a total of 213,028 COVID-19 cases, including 4,069 cases confirmed over the previous day.