Ukraine has set a new anti-record of cases of COVID-19 coronavirus disease. It can be stated that the country is facing a serious wave of epidemic.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal issued this statement opening the Government sitting on June 25
According to the Head of Government, almost 1,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported last day. "The number is growing from week to week. The hospitals are being filled up significantly. There are regions where hospitals are filled up over 50%. Unfortunately, this is an extremely negative signal and it means that we have entered a serious wave of coronavirus outbreak," Denys Shmyhal stated.
The PM accentuated said that some regions have to open second-wave hospitals to receive patients with coronavirus. "Ukrainian doctors and epidemiologists brief us on one main reason - people stopped adhering to restrictions, and local authorities, in order not to lose any political points, continue to weaken the restrictions remaining at the local level. To date, we have received a clear concrete result in the increased incidence of disease in many areas, although with such a model of quarantine, which we have introduced, in other countries the incidence does not increase, but remains at a moderate level," Denys Shmyhal underscored.
"Thus, today we want prevent economy shrinking, as well as not to impose a complete lockdown in the country as it was in March, there is only one way - to comply with the adaptive quarantine model - masks, disinfection, social distancing, " the Prime Minister stated.
Denys Shmyhal accentuated that from Monday the Government will start to impose fines, mainly on institutions that do not observe the quarantine restrictions. " Dear citizens, we will strengthen control over the observance of social distancing, the mask regime, disinfection measures. It is very important for us not to have such a wave of disease outbreak that was in Italy and Spain. I call on everyone to be vigilant, responsible and to treat the requirements of quarantine very carefully,” Denys Shmyhal summed up.