“As for the lockdowns: we follow the way of local lockdowns – in particular territories and regions. This example helps not to stop the whole country in general. We have red zones in some regions but it does not mean that it is necessary to introduce lockdown in other regions in green and orange zones. We follow the way of local lockdowns and it helps,” Tymoshenko said.
He used Ivano-Frankivsk region as an example: “It was in the red zone for almost for a month, but it is emerging from it now. Otherwise, we would introduce lockdown all over the country and close it. That is why the local lockdowns work”.
Currently, Kyiv city, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sumy, Chernivtsi and Chernihiv regions are in the red zone.
Earlier, Health Minister of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov stated that the introduction of curfew in Ukraine is not discussed yet.
As we reported, almost 20,000 people got infected with coronavirus in Ukraine over the last 24 hours, which marks the new worst since the epidemic emerged in Ukraine. 5,040 people were taken to hospitals; 4,413 were discharged. 433 people deceased, and 10,287 recovered. 128,727 tests were performed.