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Health Ministry ready to offer amendments to regulation on enhanced lockdown

Source : 112 Ukraine

Minister Maksym Stepanov held a conference call with mayors of the regional centers
15:48, 15 September 2020

Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov
Ministry of Health of Ukraine

On September 14, Health Minister of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov held a conference call with mayors of the regional centers and reached the agreements on the events on the fight against Covid-19 as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported.

“We had a frank speech for 2.5 hours. The goal was one – to eliminate any political things. Because the issue is about the health and lives of the citizens. It is very important for us that all measures that we offer are fulfilled. Moreover, the control over the fulfillment of these measures in accordance with the legislation and realia of our life might be controlled by the bodies of the local self-government. We agreed on many points about what we are going to do,” Stepanov said.

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The minister also stated that he was ready to initiate the amendments to the regulation of the government on the imposing of the quarantine and implementation of enhanced anti-epidemic measures.

In their turn, the mayors of the cities supported that any mass events should be held in Ukraine. Moreover, public transport, markets and other establishments should be controlled.

“We are ready to support it for the only goal – to stop the Covid-19; to beat it. I am sure that we can do it by combined action,” Stepanov concluded.

Related: New 285 Covid-19 cases observed in Kyiv

2,905 new cases of coronavirus infection were observed in Ukraine over the last 24 hours. In total, 159,702 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic in Ukraine: 3,264 of them died (+53), 70,810 managed to recover (+1,267).

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