Football fans in Ukraine will again be banned from attending matches as part of new measures to combat rising coronavirus cases in the country. This was announced by the first deputy chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznik, the press service of the department reports.
"In the capital, the situation with the spread of the disease is difficult. The number of patients is increasing daily, including those who need hospitalization. Hospitals are filled with patients as never before. Many patients are in serious condition and need oxygen support. At the same time, a big football match is planned in the capital tomorrow, to which fans will come from all over the country. Such a crowd will lead to an explosion in morbidity. And we must prevent this from happening," Povoroznik noted.
The Shakhtar vs Roma encounter will take place at the NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv on March 18.
During the past 24 hours, 11,833 people got infected with the coronavirus. Particularly, 609 children and 388 medics as Health Minister Maksym Stepanov reported on Facebook.
Besides, in 24 hours 4,887 people were hospitalized; 289 lethal cases reported; 5,467 people recovered; 121,144 tests were held.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,489,023 people infected; 1,237,676 patients recovered; 28,986 died; 7,467,108 PCR tests were held.