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Ukrainian Health Ministry to estimate actual number of re-infections with Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is believed that there are already hundreds of such cases
11:56, 22 January 2021

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The Ministry of Health plans to calculate the actual number of re-infections with coronavirus. This was announced by Health Minister Maksym Stepanov, Segodnya reports.

"There are already hundreds of such cases (cases of re-infection with Covid-19). Especially, people who fell ill at the beginning of the epidemic, their antibody titer starts to fade. It is usually that much harder for them to get through the disease for the second time. A lot of such cases tend to be fatal," Stepanov said.

The minister also noted that it was theoretically impossible to get infected with coronavirus for the third time at that point.

Related: EU promises to help Ukraine obtain Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible

As we reported earlier, the World Bank will provide Ukraine with almost 2.5 billion hryvnias (88,5 million dollars) for the purchase of coronavirus vaccines.

The funds will be allocated under the new project - 'Emergency response to Covid-19 and vaccination in Ukraine.'

It was also reported that relevant negotiations between the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors and the Ukrainian Government had been underway since December 2020.

Related: Commercial market of Ukraine to get vaccines against Covid-19 until summer

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