Ukraine – priests among those most at risk of infection needing protection against Coronavirus
Fresh aid package from ACN for priests and religious in Ukraine
Although the initial wave of alarm has faded, the danger of the COVID-19 pandemic has not gone away. In the countries of Central and Eastern Europe official figures for the number of people infected are relatively low; however the real numbers are much higher, given that these countries do not have access to reliable testing methods. In Ukraine the healthcare system is altogether inadequate, and most of the patients themselves have to bring in their own medicines, bandage material and basic medical equipment when they go into hospital.
Ukraine 2020 - Father Mikolay Leskiv celebrating Holy Mass during COVID-19 in a nearly empty church (due to quarantine) which started on 16 March. He wrote to ACN: “All protective measures, starting with masks and gloves and ending with liquids, have been increased tenfold since the beginning of quarantine...I have also purchased masks for church services and for the faithful who could not buy them."
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