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Ukraine may restrict entry from countries where Delta strain is spread

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the same time, according to Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, the dynamic of coronavirus incidence is declining in Ukraine
16:55, 22 June 2021

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Ukraine may introduce additional controls and restrictions on movement between Ukraine and countries where the Delta coronavirus strain is spreading rapidly. The press service of the President's Office reported this.

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"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health should prepare proposals on the rationale of introducing additional controls and restrictions on migration between Ukraine and countries where the Delta strain is spreading rapidly," the statement said.

According to the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Delta strain of coronavirus is 1.6 times more contagious than the Alpha strain, 2.26 times more often leads to hospitalization, and the risk of reanimation after infection increases by 1.45 times.

At the same time, according to Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, the dynamic of coronavirus incidence is declining in Ukraine.

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As it was reported earlier, the press service of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine stated that the Delta coronavirus strain can spread faster in Ukraine than in its western neighbors and have more serious consequences due to the low level of vaccination of the population and large migration from the Russian Federation. 

296 new cases of the coronavirus infection were registered in Ukraine on June 21. Particularly, 22 children and two medical employees got infected. Since the beginning of the pandemic: 2,230,142 people got infected; 2,152,969 patients recovered; 52,053 lethal cases reported, 10,690,896 PCR tests were performed.

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