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Healthcare Ministry warns of two new coronavirus waves in Ukraine in autumn and winter

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to chief sanitary doctor Lyashko, the risk would increase at the beginning of the autumn period, when the country experiences a seasonal increase in the incidence of influenza
20:38, 19 July 2020

Ukraine's Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko
kmu.gov.ua

The Ministry of Health expects two new waves of coronavirus in Ukraine in autumn and winter this year. The corresponding statement was made by chief sanitary doctor Viktor Lyashko on Ukraine 24 channel, RBC reported.

"We need to be wary of the beginning of the autumn period when we have a seasonal increase in influenza. This will be November, this is the first wave, February, this is the second wave. Then we can have a big increase," Lyashko said.

He focused on the need for good preparation and taking all necessary measures to prevent a wide wave of Covid-19 incidence in Ukraine.

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As of the morning of July 19, 58,842 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus were recorded in Ukraine. The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) reports this.

Over the past day, 731 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,485 people have died from the coronavirus in Ukraine, 30,879 have recovered.

According to the NSDC, 26,478 people are continuing treatment.

As we reported before, Ukraine should not expect the vaccine against coronavirus to arrive until the spring of 2021.

"When we talk about the COVID-19 vaccine, we know that 155 studies are underway, 7 have reached the third or second stage. We expect it as soon as possible, but we understand that batch production and mass delivery will not take place until spring 2021," he said.

Now in the world, 17 vaccines against coronavirus are being tested in humans. The most promising is the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford. It was the first to enter the third phase of clinical research.

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