Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the coronavirus outbreak plunged into chaos, Thursday, February 20, as local residents opposing the move engaged in violent clashes with police.


READ MORE: President Volodymyr Zelenskiy weighed in, saying that those demonstrations don’t show “the best side of our character.” He also sought to assure people that the quarantined evacuees wouldn't pose any danger to local residents.

In a statement published on his Facebook page, Zelenskiy said the people evacuated from China are healthy and will live in a closed medical center run by the National Guard in the village of Novi Sanzhary as a precaution.

“In the next two weeks, it will probably be the most guarded facility in the country,” Zelenskiy said.

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