The mayor of Daegu - South Korea's fourth-biggest city, with a population of over 2.5 million - has advised locals to stay indoors, while access to a major U.S. military base in the area has been restricted. Several hundred residents in Ukraine's Poltava region protested to stop officials from quarantining the evacuees in their village because they feared becoming infected.
Protests against Ukrainians evacuated from Wuhan which descended into road blockades and clashes with police have drawn the ire of President Volodymir Zelensky, who said his nation has fallen back into the Middle Ages.
The Chinese envoy also said that he was "deeply touched" by the kindness his country received from India. He additionally stated that in today's state of affairs there isn't a case of an infection among the many remaining Indians in Hubei province and the authorities are taking excellent care of them.
Dozens of protesters blocked a road near a local hospital even before officials confirmed the site would hold evacuees.
In addition to 45 Ukrainians, there were 27 citizens of Argentina on the plane that landed in Ukraine on Thursday, as well as citizens from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Costa Rica and other countries.
Ukraine's health ministry has said none of the passengers was sick. They did everything possible and impossible to ensure that the virus does not get into Ukraine.
The vast majority of the cases and deaths have been in China.
The minister said she was stunned by the aggression shown by locals and urged for support for the evacuees who have agreed to lock themselves up "for the sake of safety for all of us". "All these reminded me of the time when Dr Kotnis saved many lives & made a great contribution to the Chinese people's liberation cause".
In footage published by local media, Mr Avakov was seen telling the protesters: "We are not talking about infected people, we are talking about healthy people".
In Slovenia, authorities said two of six Slovenian citizens who were on the cruise ship have been hospitalized in Japan after testing positive for the virus.
"We won't leave you there".
Meanwhile, Beijing has reported 2,004 total fatalities from the COVID-19 virus, up 136 from the previous day.