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Up to one million Ukrainians to get infected with Covid-19 by end of 2020, - PM

Source : 112 Ukraine

As of now, almost 1,7 million people worldwide have succumbed to the disease
14:38, 18 December 2020

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By the end of this year, up to one million Ukrainians will be infected with coronavirus. This was stated by Pryme Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal during the Hour of Questions to the Government in the Verkhovna Rada.

The online broadcast was conducted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"75 million people have fallen ill worldwide, almost 1,700,000 people have died as a result of complications from this disease. In Ukraine, the total number of recorded cases will reach one million by the end of this year," said Shmygal.

Related: Ukraine’s government exempts import of test systems for Covid-19 detection from VAT

As we reported earlier, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov believes that the funding of the medical branch in Ukraine's 2021 state budget is currently insufficient. 

"Yesterday, the state budget for 2021 was approved. Our offers that the Ministry had filed, proceeding from their accounts were not taken into consideration. Yes, we see an increase in the total amount of costs to fund the medical branch, but the increase does not mean it is enough to support the work of our healthcare system," noted the official.

Related: Ukraine should get first batch of vaccine from Covid-19 in January, - Zelensky

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