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Ukraine could deploy field hospitals near administrative border with Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russia keeps blocking the access for international monitoring and international humanitarian organization to Crimea
22:24, 10 November 2020

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Ukraine gets ready to deploy field hospitals near checkpoints on the administrative border with the annexed Crimea. Ihor Yeremenko, the Deputy Minister for the reintegration of temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine said so as quoted by the press office of the Ministry.

"Russia keeps blocking all kinds of access to the territory of the occupied Crimea for international monitoring and humanitarian organizations; it doesn't let Crimean residents (citizens of Ukraine) go to the mainland Ukraine to buy medications that they lack in the occupied peninsula", Yaremenko said.

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According to the official, Russia's actions could lead to a significant worsening of the epidemiological background in Crimea. At that, he added that Ukraine will be ready to deploy the said hospitals or humanitarian camps neath checkpoints.  

The government also looks into the option to involve stationary hospitals in the Kherson region (southern Ukraine) for that purpose.

The vaccine from coronavirus will be massively supplied worldwide, including Ukraine, in late spring or early summer 2021. Serhiy Lytovka, the leader of the Healthcare Ministry's expert group for immunological prophylaxis said so in a commentary for Suspilne news agency.

"By the most optimistic estimates of the WHO, the vaccine could be massively supplied to other countries in May or June 2021", Lytovka said.

As is known, Pfizer and BioNTech's candidate vaccine showed 90-percent effectiveness in interim results of Phase 3 of clinical tests. The approved vaccine could appear already this month.

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