Seven regions, Kyiv city not ready to ease coronavirus lockdown – Health Ministry

Seven regions, Kyiv city not ready to ease coronavirus lockdown – Health Ministry

As of June 2, seven regions and Kyiv city do not meet all the necessary criteria for easing quarantine measures introduced to prevent the coronavirus spread.

According to data provided by the Ukrainian Health Ministry, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Lviv, Rivne, Kharkiv, Chernivtsi regions and Kyiv city are not yet ready to to ease lockdown restrictions.

The ministry explains that these regions have high incidence rate (total number of new COVID-19 cases in the past seven days per 100,000 population), high occupancy of beds in hospitals and low coverage of the population by PCR coronavirus testing.

As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers on May 20 decided to move to a so-called adaptive lockdown model from May 22 to June 22.

As of June 2, Ukraine had 24,340 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases. Some 328 new cases were confirmed over the past day.


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