COVID-19 Peak Must Be Reached: Shmygal Responded To Request To Speed Up Quarantine Release
Prime Minister Denis Shmygal reacted to numerous messages and letters asking him to speed up the process of leaving quarantine and noted that in Ukraine at the beginning of May, it is necessary to successfully pass the peak of the incidence of coronaviruses.
He announced it on Facebook.
“I receive many messages and letters asking me to speed up the process of leaving Ukraine from quarantine. I fully understand the reasons for these requests. But I also realize the responsibility of the authorities for the life and Ukrainian health. relaxation of restrictions, “wrote Shmygal.
He added that there are three scenarios around the world on how to live in a pandemic.
“The first is to do things seriously. Leave everything closed, as Singapore or Turkey do. For Muslim holy Ramadan, the Turkish authorities impose a curfew this weekend, allowing them to go to the shops closer from 9 am to 2 pm This scenario is certainly not for us, “said Shmygal.
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According to him, the second option is liberal and implies a return to normal life and the opening of all institutions.
“To follow the example of Sweden. However, today in Sweden, more than 18,600 cases of disease have been detected and more than 2,100 deaths have been recorded. In other words, the mortality rate is over 11% It is five times higher than in Ukraine, “said the Prime Minister.
He added that the third scenario is not to choose between health and the economy, but to launch an adaptive quarantine with the transition to new social standards, like most countries, in particular the Czech Republic and Poland, whose dynamics of the disease are similar to the situation in Ukraine.
The head of government also drew attention to the fact that the gradual abolition of the restrictions will make it possible to constantly monitor the situation with the incidence and in the event of epidemics to locate them quickly.
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As reported on April 24, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal unveiled a quarantine exit plan in Ukraine, which includes 5 steps. The head of government also indicated that the starting point for the implementation of this plan could take place on May 11, subject to a favorable epidemic situation. Each stage has clear indicators and depends on the dynamics of the spread of the disease.
Since March 12, the government has introduced quarantine in Ukraine to fight the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infection. In particular, commercial establishments were closed, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and banks. Subway work in Kiev, Kharkov and Dnipro has been stopped, land transport in cities has been stopped, interurban and interregional automobile, rail and air communications have been stopped.
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Now the quarantine in Ukraine has been extended until May 11, 2020.
On April 24, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal unveiled a five-step plan to get Ukraine out of quarantine. According to him, the implementation of this plan could start on May 11, subject to a favorable epidemic situation.
According to the cost center, at 9 a.m. on April 28 in Ukraine, 9,410 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 239 were fatal, 992 patients recovered. 401 new cases were recorded per day.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru