Ukraine expects peak Covid-19 incidence in near future, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ministry of Health suggests imposing strict restrictive measures in order to prevent the spread of the virus
11:36, 3 April 2020

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The Ministry of Health is closely examining the situation with the coronavirus that is taking place in EU countries and expects that COVID-19 incidence in Ukraine may increase in the near future. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Health and Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko during a briefing that was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"We predict that we will see a peak growth of coronavirus disease across the territory of Ukraine in the near future. Therefore, we suggest imposing rigid measures as our calculations show that we can significantly reduce the number of critical cases with the introduction of additional measures for isolation and limitation of mobility," Deputy Minister of Health said.

Related: Worldwide number of Covid-19 fatalities exceeds 53,000

Lyashko added that these measures were a key to a significant reduction in the number of deaths that were caused by COVID-19.

As we reported earlier, in Ukraine, the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic is expected between April 15 and April 25. 

“That is why quarantine in Ukraine might be extended until May 15. As for today’s morning, 669 cases of infection with coronavirus are spotted in Ukraine. 17 our fellow citizens died,” Deputy Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko stated.  

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