Slovakia closes it's border with Ukraine

23 Kasım 2009 Pazartesi
Posted by MaRKeRs

Slovakia has announced the closure Sunday of all border crossings with Ukraine, because of the outbreak of H1N1 in this country. A crossing point, the largest, will remain open.

This measure stems from "the continuous deterioration of the epidemiological situation in Ukraine," said Interior Minister Robert Kalinak. He said the decision is temporary and is designed to protect the European Union, which Slovakia is a member.

Doctors will be sent to the checkpoint to examine passengers, with the power to prohibit the entry of anyone suspected of being infected.

The influenza virus H1N1 has infected more than 750,000 people in Ukraine, where hundreds perished. Kiev could postpone presidential elections from January to May due to the epidemic.

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