Ukraine: Coronavirus Update for Employers in the Ukraine

coronavirus update for employers in the UkraineAsinta’s Ukrainian Partner, MAI CEE, provided this coronavirus update for employers in the Ukraine.

The Ukraine stopped direct flights from China to Ukrainian airports on February 3 and as of March 9, 2020 has one confirmed case of COVID-19. According to MAI CEE, global workforce managers should also know that:

  • Temperature checks are in effect at all airports.
  • Medical institutions are undergoing simulation exercises in preparation for a COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The Ukraine has 12,000 beds in infectious hospitals, 2,000 infectious disease doctors and 5,000 other healthcare workers working in infectious hospitals and other settings prepared to handle infectious disease.
  • The Government is considering the restriction or cancellation of mass events, and may do the same for schools.

Health insurance

  • The national healthcare system covers diagnostics and treatment of coronaviruses.
  • Most private health insurers have some exclusions if COVID-19 becomes a ‘serious infectious disease’ which is determined by the Ministry of Health.
  • COVID-19 testing and treatment is currently not available at private hospitals or clinics.

Advice to employers

  • Encourage employees to stay calm and trust only official information concerning the spread of COVID-19 and respective protective measures.
  • Employers should encourage standard virus protection protocols like thorough handwashing.
  • Eliminating meetings of any size may become necessary.
  • If an employee has a high temperature they should work from home if possible.
  • In the case of any foreign trips to high risk regions, employees should stay at home for 14 days upon returning to the Ukraine.

Other COVID-19 related resources for the Ukraine include:

 

This coronavirus update for employers in the Ukraine is one of a series dedicated to helping global workforce managers navigate the evolving challenges brought on by COVID-19. Expect regular articles such as this from the Asinta Partnership as the global impact of the coronavirus unfolds.