USA provides $ 250,000 worth coronavirus protection equipment to Ukrainian law enforcers

Source : 112 Ukraine

Means of protection will be received by employees of the National Police, border guards and customs officers
21:17, 15 August 2020

US Embassy in Kyiv, personal protective equipment
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The US Embassy in Kyiv handed over to Ukrainian law enforcement officers a batch of personal protective equipment against coronavirus infection worth almost $ 250,000, the embassy's press service reported.

"As part of our international technical assistance, the US Embassy's Law Enforcement Section has donated about $ 250,000 for personal protective equipment against Covid-19 to our Ukrainian partners," the statement said.

The embassy clarified that employees of the National Police, the State Border Guard and the State Customs Service of Ukraine will receive the means of protection.

In May this year, the EU representative in Ukraine Matti Maasikas and the ambassadors of the five EU countries sent a batch of Covid-19 protective equipment to the doctors of 936 united territorial communities.

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The first batch of the Covid-19 vaccine was produced in Russia, as RBC reports with reference to the Ministry of Health.

It is noted that the vaccine was developed by the N.N. Gamalei of the Ministry of Health of Russia.

This is a combined vector vaccine with the working name "Gam-COVID-Vac" (market name "Sputnik-V"), intended for intramuscular administration. It consists of two 0.5 ml ampoules - with the first and second components of the vaccine.

As we reported before, for the third day in a row, Ukraine has recorded a record number of people infected with coronavirus. So, over the past day, 1,847 new cases of infection have been identified.

Also,  President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the country is on the verge of a second wave, so it is worth paying more attention to security measures and lockdown rules.

"The head of state noted that on August 13, 1732 citizens were confirmed to have coronavirus disease in Ukraine. Such figures and the number of hospitalized people indicate that the country is on the verge of a second wave," the statement said.

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