Stepanov named the countries where the metro was closed due to COVID-19
Ukraine is not the only state where the metro has been closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This has been done in China, France, Britain and India.
This was announced during an online briefing by Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov, responding to the question of whether it is true that Ukraine is the first state in the world to close the metro, reports a correspondent d ‘Ukrinform.
“No, that’s not true. If we’re talking about other countries, then the subway ran in Wuhan for two months. Also, the subway was stopped in Paris, about 40 stations in London, and on March 24, after the introduction of quarantine in India, the metro was stopped, among other things “” These measures were very important to stop the spread of coronavirus disease, “said Stepanov.
He noted that the metro does not work in Kiev, Kharkov, Dnipro, which has reduced the spread of COVID-19 and avoided load peaks on medical facilities in Ukraine.
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“I want to remind you that the bed load today does not exceed 13% across the country. In other words, our hospitals are able to provide comprehensive medical care to people with coronavirus,” said the minister.
As Ukrinform reported, by the morning of May 17, 18,291 cases of coronavirus had been registered in Ukraine, including 433 per day.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru