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Ukraine should be preparing for second wave of Covid-19, - chief sanitary doctor

Source : 112 Ukraine

The government is now working on a strategy to avoid another total lockdown in the country
10:15, 29 May 2020

Ukraine's Deputy Healthcare Minister
Viktor Lyashko Facebok

Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry will be offering a different strategy of combating coronavirus during the second wave. These measures will be aimed at preventing the new total quarantine in this country. Viktor Lyashko, the chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine said so as quoted by Pryamy TV channel. 

According to him, Ukraine should be preparing for the second wave of Covid-19, because it could walk the path of flu and flu-like diseases.

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"We should prepare the healthcare system for this, so as not to impose total quarantine. We imposed the first quarantine, and then we gradually mitigated the measures... This experience will be evaluated by expers, and we will offer completely different strategy of struggling when the second wave comes", Lyashko said.

He also added that currrently, it is important to prevent the amassment of various infections so that flu and coronavirus do not circuate together. 

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According to Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry, as of early May 28, Ukraine had 22,282 cases of Covid-19, 669 of these had lethal outcome.

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