The wife of Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Al-Kaabi donated over 5,000 rapid tests for coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to Kyiv.
As deputy head of Kyiv City State Administration Maryna Khonda said, these tests will be transferred to Kyiv orphanages and nursing homes for the elderly.
“Unfortunately, the pandemic did not recede. In the spring, when the phase of strict quarantine was underway, an outbreak of coronavirus was detected in Darnytsia orphanage boarding school for girls. Fortunately, everything went well, but in order to prevent such outbreaks in the future, we need to quickly and promptly identify disease and respond to cases of infection. These rapid tests will be sent to Sviatoshyn and Darnytsia orphanages, as well as to Kyiv geriatric boarding house and Kyiv boarding house of labor veterans. Thus, we will be able to control outbreaks of COVID-19 among people who are in the so-called ‘risk zone’, and not to allow further spread. I am very grateful to the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates for this assistance,” the press service of Kyiv City State Administration said.
It is noted that 724 people live in these four institutions: in orphanages 239 children with disabilities aged from seven to 35 years of various disorders, in geriatric institutions 485 people of retirement age.