Protests and clashes with riot police have broken out in several places after a mass email claiming to be from Ukraine’s health ministry spread false information that there were five cases of coronavirus in the country, on the same day a plane carrying evacuees from China arrived. Protesters have smashed the windows of buses carrying evacuees and set fire to makeshift barricades.
Only two Ukrainians have been infected with the coronavirus and they are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan, and they've already recovered.
For those just listening on @Bbcos. This is the scene here in central Ukraine. The riot police have cleared away most of the villagers and we await arrival of buses of people from Wuhan. pic.twitter.com/Bl2b0tOyeY— Jonah Fisher (@JonahFisherBBC) February 20, 2020