Stepanov: You can’t quarantine too early to prevent the second wave of COVID-19
Ukrainian Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov believes that premature quarantine may lead to the second wave of coronaviruses in Ukraine. Therefore, the government will take a balanced approach to relax the restrictive measures.
This Stepanov said in an interview with Reuters, the press service of the Ministry of Health.
“During the interview, the head of the Ministry of Health, Maxim Stepanov, said that quarantine may be weakened and that life can resume a normal rhythm by the summer. But the government will not allow itself to take risks and quarantine too soon – so as not to run into the second wave of coronavirus, “said the report.
As the Minister pointed out, even after relaxing the quarantine, “there will be things to watch: for example, everything related to personal hygiene, personal protective equipment and handshake.”
“COVID-19 changed the world,” said Stepanov.
He also told foreign journalists that he was very confused by the high percentage of medical workers who contracted COVID-19 in Ukraine. “The incidence in doctors is my main pain. I am very concerned about this, ”said Stepanov.
At the same time, the head of the department added that the government had allocated funds to increase the salaries of doctors, increase the supply of personal protective equipment and also introduced compulsory tests for COVID-19.
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As Ukrinform reported, worldwide on the morning of May 1, a total of 3,308,542 cases of coronavirus were recorded, of which 4,322 are today. 234,112 people died from the disease, 282 today.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru