Ukraine's Health Ministry expects decline in Covid-19 incidence in two weeks

Source : 112 Ukraine

The head of the Ministry of Health expects that daily incidence will decrease by 20%
23:59, 16 November 2020

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov
Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Ukraine's Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov believes that in two weeks the daily Covid-19 incidence in Ukraine will decrease by 20%. Stepanov announced this on the air of the Ukraine 24 TV channel. 

According to the minister, weekend quarantine will help to reduce the number of cases.

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"Based on the calculations of our epidemiologists and on the basis of international experience, in particular the advice of international experts, we expect a decrease in the level of daily morbidity anywhere from 15% to 20% in 14 days, because 14 days is an average incubation period," Stepanov said.

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As we reported earlier, the World Health Organization predicts that Ukraine will be able to receive the first batch of successfully tested and registered vaccine against Covid-19 in the second quarter of 2021.

"We have more than 200 experimental vaccines at different stages of development in laboratories or in different types of trials. Of them, eight vaccines are already in the third phase of clinical trials, and we are currently considering another one vaccine. So we actually have nine vaccines which should show results by the end of December 2020 that we can start studying. If all goes well, the vaccine in Ukraine may be available for vulnerable groups in the second half of 2021," head of the WHO Country Office in Ukraine Dr Jarno Habich said.

Related: Vaccine against Covid-19 not to stop pandemic, - WHO


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