The State Commission on Environmental Safety, Manmade Disaster and Emergency Response may cancel the "red" level of epidemiological danger in Kyiv and Mykolaiv regions. This was announced by the chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko during a briefing.
It is planned that from May 1, a "yellow" level of epidemiological danger will be established in these regions. Thus, there will be seven regions in Ukraine that are in the "red" quarantine zone.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization warned European governments that relaxing Covid restrictions too soon could cause cases to spiral again. The Guardian reports citing the head of WHO’s Europe region, Hans Kluge.
“Relaxing protective measures when there were more contagious variants and vaccine coverage was still low could lead to “a perfect storm in any country … The situation in India can happen anywhere,” said Kluge.
According to him, while new cases in the region had fallen “significantly” last week for the first time in two months, infection rates across the region “remain extremely high”. Nearly half of all cases in the region since last January occurred in the first four months of this year.