The Cabinet of Ministers predicts that the number of new Covid-19 cases per day in early January will be at 20,000-25,000. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.
"Preliminarily, the calculations that we have for the first decade of January are expected to be somewhere around 20,000-25,000 patients a day," the official said.
Shmygal noted that the upcoming strengthening of quarantine restrictions would help avoid an increase in the coronavirus incidence of up to 32,000 new patients per day.
"We will not wait until the medical system collapses. Of course, quarantine should be introduced before we reach these numbers," he added.
As we reported earlier, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has asked U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Kristina Kvien to help Ukraine get a priority in the supply of coronavirus vaccines for "emergency testing and using."
"In the next two weeks, we will sign contracts for the supply of vaccine against COVID-19 with some manufacturers. However, this does not guarantee that Ukraine will receive vaccines in the coming months as the first batch of vaccines will cover the needs of GAVI COVAX," said the minister.