Lockdown in Ukraine to be lifted only if morbidity rate shows constant decline, - Healthcare Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is too soon to talk about leaving the quarantine, Maksym Stepanov said
11:43, 15 April 2020

Ukraine's Healthcare Minister

Ukraine's Ministry of Healthcare considers options of lifting the nationwide lockdown restrictions, however, taking such measures now makes no sense. Maksym Stepanov, the Healthcare Minister reported that at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday morning.

"I can confidently say that this (the exit from lockdown, - 112 International) is possible only when we see the sustainable decline of the Covid-19 morbidity rate. As for the mechanism of leaving the lockdown, we constantly analyze the experience of various countries (...) and we'll do so in our country with as much comfort as possible", the official said.

The Minister said that given the record of morbidity that is already observed today, on April 15, it is too soon about lifting the lockdown.

As of 9 a.m. of April 15, there are 3,764 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ukraine. 108 patients deceased, 143 recovered. 392 new cases were observed over just 24 hours.

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Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that the peak of the coronavirus epidemic in this country is not there yet. The crucial period is to begin in the second decade of April. He said so during his address broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

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