Quarantine is a temporary but extremely important measure to control the spread of the coronavirus.
This was stated by the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky at a traditional meeting on the fight against coronaviruses, the press service of the Head of State.
“Yes, everyone likes spring picnics, everyone wants to fry the traditional barbecue. We have to understand people with these desires. But we have to inform you that quarantine is temporary, but very important. such a picnic or barbecue could just cost someone dear Communication and clarification are very important in these difficult times, “said the president.
As noted by Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov, the death rate from COVID-19 in Ukraine is 2.7% of the number of people infected. It is significantly lower than the world average. At the same time, Ukraine has not yet reached the peak of the incidence rate, and we must be careful during the Easter and May holidays.
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Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said that more than 90% of pharmacy chains and stores in Ukraine are equipped with protective equipment.
In addition, it was noted that the regional hospital control boards have shown that despite good statistics from local authorities, doctors have many problems. In particular, we are talking about the supply of certain medicines, as well as the solution of the transport and nutrition problems of doctors. Especially those who spend the night in medical facilities because of the epidemic.
The government has stated that money for these services has been allocated and that local authorities should ensure the provision of these services.
“If the regional authorities do not know how, I do not know, then we must say, explain. If there is money, then we must ensure that it is used efficiently,” said Zelensky.
During the meeting, it was also said that in the event of a shortage of money for certain services in the regions, funds will be allocated from the Stabilization Fund, created specifically to overcome the epidemic of COVID-19. It will operate from the entry into force of the budget modification law.
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In addition, the President was informed that the Big Construction project is underway and that social infrastructure will be built during the quarantine. For this, a separate instruction has been created for workers in the construction industry, in agreement with the Ministry of Health.
As reported by Ukrinform, by the morning of April 17 in Ukraine, 4,662 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded, of which 125 were fatal, 246 patients recovered. 501 new cases were recorded per day.
Photo: Office of the President
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru