The quarantine restrictions introduced in Ukraine in January have cut the number of new cases of Covid-19 incidence per week by three times. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said so during the fprum focusing on challenges for Ukraine in 30 years of its independence, including the coronavirus-related challenges. Interfax-Ukraine quoted him as saying.
However, Zelensky claimed it was "not the lockdown".
"We did not introduce the lockdown. The restrictions that took place in Ukraine in January were quite liberal. During this period, we managed to increase the number of beds, 70 percent of these are ready to host patients. More than 80 percent are plugged to oxygen supply stations", the president said.
The head of the state added that the government managed to reach stability of incidence, and considerably cut the average weekly incidence of coronavirus in Ukraine.
On February 7, Covid-19 was confirmed in 2,141 people; 47 people died.
1,246,990 cases have been detected in Ukraine since the pandemic began in 2020. 1,075,743 people recovered, and 23,644 died of complications caused by the disease.