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Healthcare Ministry considers mandatory self-isolation for non-vaccinated citizens arriving in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The restrictions are due to the Delta variant that is spreading fast
21:33, 19 July 2021

State Border Service

Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry plans to boost control measures during border crossing. The government considers implementing self-isolation for the non-vaccinated citizens who arrive in this country. 

According to press department of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the Ministry intends to implement such limitations because of the quick spread of the Delta coronavirus variant. Healthcare Minister Viktor Lyashko claimed that all non-vaccinated citizens who arrive in Ukraine will have to undergo 14 days of self-isolation - or seven days, as long as they get the negative PCR test results after this period is over.

"Ukrainians aged under 18 and those who left the country before the decree took effect will be relieved from self-isolation", reads the message.

Related: Two cases of Delta Covid-19 strain detected in Zakarpattia region

Earlier, we reported that the demographical situation in Ukraine for January-May 2021 has been revealed. The mortality of the population surpasses the level of 2020 by 25%, including May – by 28.2% as the State Statics Service reported. Totally, since the beginning of the year, 299,964 people have died in Ukraine. It is by 59,997 deaths more than in January-May 2020 when 239,967 people died. In May, 57,293 died (in May 2020 – 44,680).

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