Lockdown in Ukraine might be extended after November, - PM

Source : 112 Ukraine

The first commercial batches of the vaccine and effective medicines might appear in February-May
16:45, 1 September 2020

Ukraine's Prime Minister
Open source

Quarantine might be extended in Ukraine, as The Page reported citing Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal.

“Currently, we have extended quarantine until the beginning of November. Obviously, it would be probably extended onwards. Despite the rates we have today, in September-October, will be a quite tense moment with the passage of another wave of the coronavirus,” Shmygal said.

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He noted that the preparation of the medical system, doctors, equipment, and hospitals remains to be important.

Shmygal specified that “the whole world expects the vaccine”. Preliminary, the first commercial batches of the vaccine and effective medicines might appear in February-May.

“Today, in Ukraine, the protocols of treatment and medicines of the Ukrainian producers allow us to prevent the severe states and the death rate from the coronavirus decreases. If at the beginning we had 3%, then 2.5%; today we have 2.2%. It continues to decrease. It is the rate of work of our doctors, rate of efficiency of the protocols,” Shmygal said.

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Over the past 24 hours, 2,088 new cases of coronavirus infection have been observed in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 123,303 patients have been diagnosed with the disease: 2,605 have died (+48 per day) and 57,802 (+688 per day) have recovered.

As reported before, in recent weeks, Ukraine has already reached the average European level in the number of tests for coronavirus.

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