Kyiv mayor calls on government to introduce all-Ukrainian lockdown

Source : 112 Ukraine

The mayor noted that the situation with beds is almost critical because of the current dynamics of spread of the disease and the number of hospitalizations in Kyiv
13:00, 9 April 2021


Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko called on the Cabinet of Ministers to introduce an all-Ukrainian lockdown. He said this during a briefing.

"How many more people must get sick, how many more people must die for the government to understand that immediate measures are needed at the state level. Otherwise, the country will face disaster in the absence of mass vaccination. Therefore, I urge the government to consider introducing a nationwide lockdown immediately. Movement between the country's regions should be restricted with strict compliance monitoring," Klitschko said.

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He noted that the situation with bed occupancy is almost critical because of such dynamics of the spread of the disease and the number of hospitalizations in Kyiv. In the capital, more than 600-700 people are hospitalized and rescued patients with a confirmed diagnosis and with suspicion of virus and pneumonia every day.

"These are people with a severe disease course who need oxygen and constant medical supervision. Such a difficult situation is not only in Kyiv but it is in the whole of Ukraine. We see that certain restrictions in some regions do not give the desired results. It is not possible to break the chain of morbidity and stop the fast spread of the virus," Klitschko added.

Related: Chronicles of coronavirus in Ukraine: Lockdown in Kyiv to be extended, Pfizer's first COVID-19 vaccine batch to arrive soon?

As it was reported earlier, over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian doctors observed 19,676 new cases of infection of Covid-19. 419 people succumbed due to the complications caused by the disease. 

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