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Covid-19 pandemic: Fertile ground for corruption in Ukraine?

Ukraine locked down early and has a far lower rate of coronavirus infections than some countries in Western Europe, plus fewer than 400 deaths so far. Yet 20 percent of cases are among medical personnel – one of the worst rates in the world. By the health ministry’s own admission, that’s due to a severe shortage of protective equipment. The ministry says it’s doing its best to correct the situation and buy the necessary protective suits and masks. Yet it has been reluctant to co-operate with the country’s independent medical procurement agency, set up to prevent corruption in state purchases. …read more

Source:: France 24


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