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Ministry of Health intends to conduct up to 20,000 PCR tests for coronavirus in June every day

Source : 112 Ukraine

In early April, the Ukrainian authority conducted 700-800 tests per day; now this figure has increased to 7-8,000
10:54, 9 May 2020

Reuters

In June, the number of daily PCR tests for coronavirus in Ukraine will be increased to 20,000. Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov stated this during an online meeting of the parliamentary committee on national health, medical care and medical insurance, as RBC reports.

"At the beginning of June, the Ministry plans to reach 15 to 20,000 daily tests for coronavirus," Stepanov said.

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This will be possible due to the increase in the capacity of laboratory centers. Currently, 59 laboratories operate in Ukraine around the clock.

Stepanov recalled that in early April, the Ministry of Health conducted 700-800 tests daily; this month the number of tests increased to 7-8 thousand per day.

As we reported before, the Social Insurance Fund will pay 50% compensation for the lost income due to isolation caused by the coronavirus. The payments will be provided starting from the sixth day of incapacity for work as the first five days should be paid by the employer. The duration of the qualifying period will not influence the sum of the payment.

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