Health Ministry: Kyiv city, 12 regions not ready to weaken lockdown measures

Health Ministry: Kyiv city, 12 regions not ready to weaken lockdown measures

As of June 29, Kyiv city and 12 regions of Ukraine do not meet all the necessary criteria for easing quarantine measures introduced to prevent the coronavirus spread, according to data provided by the Health Ministry.

In particular, Kyiv city, Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Kyiv, Luhansk, Lviv, Mykolayiv, Odesa, Rivne, Khmelnytskyi, Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk regions are not ready to weaken coronavirus quarantine yet.

The Ministry notes that relevant data from Crimea and Sevastopol city are not available.

The Health Ministry explains that the transition of regions to the next stage of quarantine, which provides for the easing of lockdown restrictions, is possible if the epidemiological situation in the region meets the necessary criteria.

These criteria reflect the control of virus transmission, the level of capacity of the treatment network, epidemiological facilities and the healthcare system in general to tackle the spread of the acute respiratory disease COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and, respectively, allow the control over the epidemic situation at the level reached on the current date.

As of June 29, Ukraine reports 43,628 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Some 646 new cases have been confirmed over the past day.


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