Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Ukraine’s health minister calls people over 65 ‘corpses’

Kyiv Post | Mar 26, 2020 at 5:54 PM
  • After less than a month in office, Ukrainian Health Minister Illia Yemets has already faced criticism for saying all pensioners will die during the COVID-19 pandemic, a remark many found flippant.
  • In a March 25 video address to the nation, the health minister made more grim predictions.
  • Yemets’ “corpse” remark wasn’t the first time the minister has offended the elderly.