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Introduction of total lockdown can reduce Covid-19 incidence to zero, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

The reason for applying such a measure is the inability of the medical system to provide medical care
12:38, 27 November 2020

Maksym Stepanov
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Health Minister Maksym Stepanov stated that the introduction of a total lockdown could reduce the overall number of coronavirus cases in Ukraine to zero. He said this during an online briefing.

"From the point of view of epidemiology, the introduction of strict quarantine and the rupture of the entire chain of the disease's transmission, i.e. reducing to almost zero communication between people, is the best way, from the point of view of epidemiology, to reduce the incidence of Covid-19, well, it can be reduced to zero," said the minister.

Related: EU plans to hold first vaccination against Covid-19 until the end of December

On the other hand, the economic point of view must be taken into account. According to the official, the reason for the introduction of lockdown will be the epidemic situation and the burden on the medical system.

As we reported earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal stated that the Ukrainian government could opt for a winter holiday quarantine

"Yesterday, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky shared the important initiatives of support of people and business if the quarantine is boosted. Let me be clear: we're preparing for all possible scenarios, including the possible introduction of the quarantine for winter holidays," he said.

Related: Powerful epidemic wave of Covid-19 to struck Ukraine in coming weeks, - UNICEF expert

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