Stepanov on mitigating quarantine: we are not allowed to relax
A WHO decision to expand the global emergency regime for the coronavirus pandemic indicates that the danger is still at a very high level.
This opinion was expressed by Health Minister Maxim Stepanov at an online briefing on Sunday, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“If we look at this decision of the World Health Organization, it gives a very clear signal: the danger is always at a very high level, and therefore we have no right to relax and say that everything is already behind. It is very important that we continue to follow the advice of specialists involved in anti-epidemic measures, who are involved in quarantine measures on the basis of an analysis of the situation, including in Ukraine “, a said Stepanov.
The head of the Ministry of Health assured that Ukraine listens very carefully to the advice of specialists and, on the basis of this advice, proposes to mitigate the quarantine measures and within what timeframe will be implemented.
“I have already said on several occasions that, based on the current situation, we plan to reduce quarantine as of May 11. This will affect the resolution of walks in the parks, the opening of various stores, salons, hairdressers and everything in between. But with a very clear algorithm like this, you have to behave – from a distance, using personal protective equipment, etc., “he said.
The Minister also calls on Ukrainians to follow the advice of the Ministry of Health and not to expose themselves and their loved ones to the danger of contracting COVID-19.
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“As for the other conclusions that the Ministry of Health draws from this pandemic, we have already started the process of restoring the infectious disease and anti-epidemic services, which, unfortunately, have been almost completely destroyed,” said Stepanov .
As Ukrinform reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) has expanded the global emergency regime in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
As of May 3, Ukraine had confirmed 11,913 cases of COVID-19, including 502 on the last day.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru