The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Ukraine urgently needs to prepare a modern laboratory for the development of vaccines and medicines as soon as possible. $ 3,572,504 (UAH 100 million) was pledged in this year’s State Budget for this purpose. The press service of the President's Office stated this.
"We need to gather our brain-boxes and provide them with working conditions at the level of Western specialists. Ukraine needs such a laboratory not only during this pandemic. In general, this may be a solution to the challenges of the future," Zelensky said.
He also added that the Ministry of Healthcare is looking for ways to solve this problem.
As it was reported earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal claimed that the third wave of coronavirus pandemic has begun in Ukraine.
On March 19, 40,000 people died in Ukraine during the pandemic.
The first case of coronavirus in Ukraine was detected on March 3, 2020.