"I finally can state that the we emerged from the third wave of the pandemic. Starting tomorrow, Ukraine will not have any regions left with the red level of epidemic danger. These were extremely tough two months. Only us and God know how we managed to keep the situation under control. We fought for every life as if it was a war. Huge respect and gratitude for our medics for this", Stepanov wrote.
According to him, over the first weeks, the virus developed rapidly, conquering entire cities all over Ukraine; late March and early April witnessed the peak of the epidemic at that point. Some 44,000 patients required oxygen therapy during this period of time. Last year, the bed capacity of hospitals all over the country made only 3,500 beds.
"We managed to beat another wave of Covid-19, but not the virus - so far. So, it is crucial that we don't relax too much, and keep up with the anti-epidemic restrictions while on hoiidays. Since childhood, we all got used to the fact that May holidays are perfect for picnics, big companies of friends and relatives, and the barbecue parties. I'm a fan of all that, either. But no barbecue party is worth your health and life. So, take care of youselves, because the virus is just waiting for you to take off your mask", the Minister said.