The level of infection with coronavirus in Ukraine is lower than in Europe and the United States, but the statistics are real. Speaker of the parliament Dmytro Razumkov stated this on the air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"In Ukraine, no one is adding anything (to this data). Fortunately, we have lower rates than in European countries, in the USA. The fact that a state of emergency has been declared in all US states is an indicator. What we saw in Europe is unfortunately not a horror film, this is reality. The fact that we see the spread of this disease throughout the world is also true," said Razumkov.
The new disease affects not only people but also economies, the global structure of the world as a whole. The consequences of this process, according to Razumkov, are unpredictable.
“The disease affects not only people - it affects the economies. It affects the global structure of the world. And its consequences are not yet fully predictable, and I think that they will be quite serious. We see that the financial institutions, the IMF and others give their forecasts, and according to almost all forecasts there is a collapse of the economy. We are entering a global economic crisis. However, the most important thing for every country, for every person is life — their own life, the life of relatives, citizens of the state. It’s impossible to underestimate this problem, as a consequence could be catastrophic," said the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada.
As of the morning of May 17, 18,291 people were infected with coronavirus in Ukraine. 514 people died, 5116 - recovered.