Сhief sanitary doctor explains why Ukraine needs lockdown in January

Source : 112 Ukraine

The introduction of a three-week lockdown in January will reduce the daily Covid-19 incidence to 6,000-8,000 people
12:43, 6 December 2020

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According to chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko, the introduction of a three-week lockdown in Ukraine in January will reduce the daily Covid-19 incidence to 6,000-8,000 people. Lyashko announced this at a meeting with journalists, RBC Ukraine reported.

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"Calculations show that if a three-week lockdown is introduced in January, a further increase in the incidence rate will not peak, and we will be able to go through February-March normally, and in the future do without another lockdown," Lyashko said.

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According to him, the date of introduction of the enhanced lockdown is still unknown and is being discussed, but most likely a new tightening will be introduced for three weeks. This is due to the fact that mid-February, in terms of a pandemic, can be considered a particularly tense period: in addition to coronavirus, the incidence of seasonal flu is also recorded.

As we reported earlier, Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov said that he would recommend introducing a full lockdown in the country from the beginning of January.

It is planned that the future lockdown will last three weeks. The Cabinet of Ministers will discuss the format of strict quarantine at a meeting on Wednesday, December 9.

Related: Ukraine plans to vaccinate 50% of population over the next year, - Lyashko

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