82 Journalists Were Tested for COVID-19 as Part of the United for Health Project


Riel, in cooperation with Lviv IT Cluster and Lviv City Council, conducted COVID-19 testing of journalists who have been active in the time of quarantine.

On Tuesday, April 21, 82 journalists from Lviv were tested for COVID-19 as part of the United for health initiative. In total, representatives of 11 media were tested, including journalists, news reporters, photo correspondents, videographers who continue working during quarantine restrictions. The media included TV-channel “24”, Zaxid.net, Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine, TRK Pershyi Zakhidnyi, Pryamyi channel, the press service of Lviv city council, Duzhe Radio, Radio Vholos, Forpost, and others. All test results were negative.

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As a reminder, within the frames of the United for health project, more than 17,000 people were tested in Lviv and Lviv region, among them doctors; those who returned from foreign countries or were in contact with infected individuals, as well as those who have symptoms.

“We managed to organize separate testing of journalists in our city. Journalists belong to a high-risk group that was overlooked, but they are people who work in the center of events, emergencies, and the coronavirus pandemic. 82 journalists suspected cases from Lviv were not confirmed, and it is particularly happy news” – comments Stepan Veselovskyi, CEO at Lviv IT Cluster.

You can donate for the purchase of express tests for our city and region via this link.