Ukraine not to introduce total lockdown next week,- Healthcare Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

In 7-10 days, the Ministry of Health promises to publish a message with a clear list of restrictions if it becomes necessary to introduce strict lockdown measures
09:30, 28 November 2020

Ukraine's Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov

Ukraine's Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov said that next week, from November 30, the authorities do not intend to introduce a full lockdown in Ukraine. The head of the Ministry of Health announced this on the air of the Inter TV channel on Friday, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

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"Next week no one will definitely introduce it. We are considering different options for the development of events, but in any case, we will make an advisory message in seven to ten days with a clear list of restrictions if we need to introduce strict quarantine measures," Stepanov said.

At the same time, the minister noted that the situation related to countering the coronavirus disease in the country is quite tense, but not critical.

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As of November 27, hospital beds are full by almost 50 percent in Ukraine - as long as it comes to people hospitalized with Covid-19. 

As we reported earlier, Maksym Stepanov stated that the introduction of a total lockdown could reduce the overall number of coronavirus cases in Ukraine to zero. 

"From the point of view of epidemiology, the introduction of strict quarantine and the rupture of the entire chain of the disease's transmission, i.e. reducing to almost zero communication between people, is the best way, from the point of view of epidemiology, to reduce the incidence of Covid-19, well, it can be reduced to zero," the minister said.

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