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Ukraine to strengthen lockdown measures if hospital occupancy rises to 60%, - Healthcare Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

We are not talking about a strict lockdown, but about limiting the holding of mass events, celebrations, festivities and concerts with a large number of spectators
09:38, 6 October 2020

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If hospital occupancy rises to 60%, Ukraine’s Ministry of Healthcare will propose to strengthen lockdown restrictions throughout the country. This was stated by Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov on the air of ICTV TV, Interfax Ukraine reports.

"If bed occupancy rate increases at such way and we reach more than 60%, then we will propose not to act exclusively under conditions of adaptive quarantine, when, depending on the epidemiological situation in the regions, different levels of restrictions are set, but we will propose to introduce stricter restrictions throughout the country," Stepanov emphasized.

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He clarified that we are not talking about a strict lockdown, but about limiting the holding of mass events, celebrations, festivities, and concerts with a large number of spectators.

The head of the Ministry of Healthcare also noted, that there are currently about 37,000 hospital beds for patients with Covid-19, while 16,745 patients with the disease or with suspicion of it are already in hospitals.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine will conduct 50,000 Covid-19 tests per day in November-December. The number of tests depends on the availability of equipment and preparation of laboratory staff.

Related: Ukraine’s Healthcare Minister reports increase in number of hospitalized with Covid-19

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