Six areas are not ready for adaptive quarantine – meeting with the President
Six areas are not ready for adaptive quarantine.
This was declared at a traditional meeting chaired by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infection, which was attended by representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers and law enforcement, reports the President’s website.
“Six regions are not ready to mitigate security measures. These are the regions of Chernivtsi, Rivne, Lviv, Kiev, as well as Transcarpathia and Volyn. These regions do not meet the incidence rate criteria , hospital bed capacity and the number of tests that would transition to adaptive quarantine at this stage, “said the report.
In other areas, some mitigation will be allowed, but local authorities should consider the extent to which it is possible to implement these measures in a given situation. We are talking about the opening of kindergartens, the launch of public transport, sporting events without spectators with the participation of at most 50 people, religious events with the participation of at most one person per 10 square meters. m from the construction area, the work of hotels, except the operation of restaurants and thermal areas in them. All this is subject to security measures.
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Health Minister Maxim Stepanov said more than 100,000 respirators were delivered by air with the help of one of the national companies in Ukraine, cooperation has also been established with the World Bank for the purchase everything necessary and next week contracts for future purchases will be made.
“Hospitals, doctors, pharmacies – wherever there should be masks, disinfectants, equipment. Purchases last a very long time. There is a need to look for a way to shorten this process, so that in the future the department can buy everything faster. What a complicated bureaucracy we have, we know. Find ways to simplify it. Every delay can cost us lives. The second wave of coronavirus is awaiting worldwide. We behaved relatively well in the first, although, unfortunately, we lost more than 600 lives. We must be ready for all procedures in the future, ”said Vladimir Zelensky.
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They also addressed the issue of allowing Ukrainian manufacturers of masks and other protective equipment to export their products, provided that it is impossible to sell in Ukraine, but this meets the requirements of other states. The President supported this. Next week, the Cabinet of Ministers will prepare the necessary decisions.
As reported, at 11:00 p.m. on May 23 in Ukraine, 20,580 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 605 were fatal, 6,929 patients recovered. 432 new cases were recorded per day.
The Cabinet of Ministers decided on May 20 to switch to an adaptive quarantine model from May 22 to June 22. The second stage of quarantine exit is only authorized in regions where the epidemic allows it.
On May 22, the Ministry of Health published on its website a table on the state of preparedness of the regions for the 2nd stage of quarantine release.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru