Strict lockdown in Ukraine to be introduced only as a last resort, - Healthcare ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

The healthcare system is currently coping with the load
17:17, 18 October 2020

Ukraine's Deputy Healthcare Minister
Viktor Lyashko Facebok

The introduction of strict quarantine in Ukraine will be considered only if nothing else can be done. Сhief state sanitary doctor, deputy healthcare minister Viktor Lyashko told about this in an interview with Radio Liberty.

"We are doing everything possible at the national level to prevent, firstly, the collapse of the healthcare system, and secondly, so as not to stop our economy. We understand that the introduction of a hard lockdown is already an exclusively such a reserve moment when nothing else will be possible to do," he said.

Lyashko believes that at the moment the medical system is coping with this issue.

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"Today we register 5000-5700 cases in Ukraine - there is no collapse. The healthcare system is coping. We say that we will cope with up to 10 000. Certain hospitals will be loaded and re-profiled, new beds will be added," the chief medical officer said.

He once again asked citizens to comply with anti-epidemic rules.

Today, on October 17, Ukraine's healthcare ministry informs of 293 641 cases of coronavirus infection. At the same time, 6,410 people fell ill in the last 24 hours.

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