Quarantine will likely be extended after May 22 – Shmygal
Prime Minister Denis Shmygal suggested that after May 22, quarantine in Ukraine would continue, but further easing is expected.
He said this on Ukrainian radio on May 5, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“The World Health Organization has extended the global pandemic and quarantine regime by two months. Cabinet has so far extended quarantine until May 22, but according to WHO data, quarantine will be extended in the future with the next stages of relief, if any, that the morbidity situation occurs, “he said.
Shmygal noted that the Ukrainian medical system has successfully prepared for an epidemic. According to him, there are today in Ukraine more than 2,100 mechanical ventilation devices, of which 138 are occupied, and 33,000 beds have been prepared in hospitals for patients with coronavirus, of which less than 2,000 are occupied.
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The head of government stressed that “the medical system meets the relevant parameters, which allows to mitigate certain measures”.
In addition, Shmygal explained that the government does not yet see any opportunities to open up intercity transportation.
“Urban transportation will operate in the same fashion it has been in, and mayors will decide to increase the number of vehicles and change their work schedule,” added Shmygal.
He noted that the opening of the metro for certain categories of passengers is planned for the third emergency stage, and for all at the fourth stage of quarantine exit.
At the same time, the Prime Minister clarified that after May 11, adaptive quarantine will also be applied, when the State Commission on Technological and Environmental Security and Emergencies and the regional commissions will take the appropriate decisions on the implementation of reinforced measures in regions, cities, villages, individual institutions.
The head of government also thanked the Ukrainians for being very disciplined and responsible in quarantine for two months.
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As reported, since March 12, the government has introduced quarantine in Ukraine to combat the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infection. In particular, commercial establishments were closed, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and banks. Work suspended in the Kiev, Kharkov and Dnipro metros, land transport in cities, interurban and interregional automobile, rail and air services has been halted.
On May 4, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the quarantine, but as of May 11, the restrictions will be relaxed.
As reported, as of May 5, 12,697 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus had been recorded in Ukraine. 366 new cases were recorded per day.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru