President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the country was ready for the second wave of the coronavirus infection. At the same time, Zelensky hopes that the second wave of Covid-19 would bypass Ukraine, the press service of the President's Office reports.
"The current situation is that we must be constantly prepared, but we should not exaggerate the reaction. Today there are no critical outbreaks or any 'red spots' related to the spread of coronavirus infection within the country. The quantitative threshold of those who have recovered has exceeded 50%. We are ready for the second wave, but we hope that it will pass us by," Zelensky said.
In his turn, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said that Covid-19's mortality rate in Ukraine was quite moderate - 2.5%.
As we reported earlier, the Ministry of Health expects two new waves of coronavirus in Ukraine in autumn and winter this year.
"We need to be wary of the beginning of the autumn period when we have a seasonal increase in influenza. This will be November, this is the first wave, February, this is the second wave. Then we can have a big increase," Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko said.