"We are in a very dangerous situation. The situation is becoming more and more difficult, and we are more and more moving away from the end of this pandemic than we should at this point," Kerkhove said.
Kerkhove noted that over the past week, the number of new Covid-19 cases in the world has increased by 11.5%, and the number of deaths has increased by 1%. Thus, the number of new cases of Covid-19 in Europe last week increased by 21%, and in the Western Pacific - by 30%.
Meanwhile, the fifth stage of the vaccination against coronavirus will start in Ukraine on Wednesday, July 21. All people who wish can get inoculation within this stage.
The minister said that the new stage provides the vaccination of all people over the age of 18.
“From July 21, adults at the age over 18, who want to vaccinate, can get a shot. You can vaccinate at the nearest vaccination point, center of mass vaccination or the mobile brigade can arrive if you are put on the list as organized staff members with over 50 people,” Lyashko explained.