New lockdown possible in Ukraine if most regions end up in "red zone", - Prime Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Quarantinre restrictions will last for at least another two years
14:11, 4 March 2021

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal

If most of the Ukrainian regions end up in the red quarantine zone, there could be another lockdown in this country. Prime Minister Denys Shmygal reported that during the conference timed to the first anniversary in office.

"Of course, if most of the regions are in red zones, chances are we'll need to get back to the model of the lockdown that was imposed before; Ukraine already expeienced this. We really don't want to do this, so we need to turn to the consience of citizens and say this: coronavirus didn't vanish. It's still all over the world. The beginning of the vaccination is just the beginning; the process of vaccination in the whole world will take at least two years. During these two years, people will need to wear masks, use sanitizers, keep the social distance - all the things that we got used to. They will remain", Shmygal said.

Related: 2,680 Ukrainians got vaccinated from Covid-19 over 24 hours

Earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal claimed that the third wave of coronavirus pandemic has begun in Ukraine.

As of March 4, Ukrainian doctors detected 1,374,762 cases of infection with Covid-19 in this country. 1,186,873 people recovered, and 26,591 died of complication caused by the disease. Over the last 24 hours, 10,057 new cases were reported, and 194 patients died. Currently, three Ukrainian regions are in the red quarantine zone.

The first case of coronavirus in Ukraine was detected on March 3, 2020.

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