The Health Ministry of Ukraine has purchased 6.5 million express tests for Covid-19 antigen; 4.3 million tests were distributed to regional state health establishments as Coronavirus_info reported citing Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko.
Besides, Lyashko stated that Ukraine expects the supply of another 1.8 million express tests that will be distributed between the health establishments regardless of the form of ownership and sole proprietors.
“Soon, the supply of over 350,000 express tests will be held for provision of needs of checkpoints to temporarily occupied territories of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions and Sevastopol,” Lyashko said.
Moreover, some express tests will be distributed among health facilities in the regions with the ‘red’ level of quarantine and establishments subordinated to the Health Ministry.
Earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal claimed that the third wave of coronavirus pandemic began in Ukraine. He stated that the medical system in Ukraine is ready for the third wave of coronavirus pandemic. Shmygal also called on local authorities to observe discipline and take a responsible approach to organize anti-epidemic measures.
Besides, in Ivano-Frankivsk, the first patients were delivered to the makeshift hospital in Bohorodchany. However, due to the large number of patients who need hospitalization, Ivano-Frankivsk will prepare another temporary hospital for patients with coronavirus.