Novi Sanzhary

Novi Sanzhary (Ukrainian: Нові Санжари) is an urban-type settlement in Novi Sanzhary Raion (district) of Poltava Oblast (province) in central of Ukraine.

Novi Sanzhary

Нові Санжари
The center of Novi Sanzhary
The center of Novi Sanzhary
Flag of Novi Sanzhary
Flag
Coat of arms of Novi Sanzhary
Coat of arms
Novi Sanzhary is located in Poltava Oblast
Novi Sanzhary
Novi Sanzhary
Novi Sanzhary is located in Ukraine
Novi Sanzhary
Novi Sanzhary
Coordinates: 49°20′00″N 34°18′50″E / 49.33333°N 34.31389°E / 49.33333; 34.31389Coordinates: 49°20′00″N 34°18′50″E / 49.33333°N 34.31389°E / 49.33333; 34.31389
Country Ukraine
ProvincePoltava Oblast
DistrictNovi Sanzhary Raion
Founded1243
Town status1925
Government
 • Town HeadInna Koba
Area
 • Total6.52 km2 (2.52 sq mi)
Elevation
88 m (289 ft)
Population
 (01.01.2019)
 • Total8.179
 • Density1.3/km2 (3.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
39300
Area code+380 5344
WebsiteNovi Sanzhary

HistoryEdit

On 20 February 2020, the Ukrainian evacuees from China due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic were taken to Novi Sanzhary. They were met by protesters blocking the buses, throwing stones and engaging in violent clashes with the police.[1][2][3]

9 policemen and one civilian were injured.[4]

Later, Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine Zoriana Skaletska promised to join those in quarantine for 14 days.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Buses carrying coronavirus evacuees attacked by protesters in Ukraine". CNBC. 21 February 2020. Archived from the original on 22 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Buses carrying coronavirus evacuees attacked by protesters in Ukraine". BBC. 21 February 2020. Archived from the original on 22 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Violence in Ukraine as protesters try to block coronavirus evacuees from China". South China Morning Post. 21 February 2020. Archived from the original on 22 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Skaletska In Observation In Novi Sanzhary Medical Center In Poltava Region". Ukranews.com. 21 February 2020. Archived from the original on 22 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Skaletska: I will spend next 14 days in the same building with those evacuated from China". Interfax-Ukraine. 21 February 2020. Archived from the original on 22 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.