Quarantine measures introduced in Ukraine due to coronavirus COVID-19 will be extended until June 22. Adaptive quarantine will be in effect, ie restrictive measures will be gradually eased depending on the epidemical situation in each region. There will be a total of 5 stages of quarantine relaxation.
The relevant decision was made at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on May 20 at the initiative of the Ministry of Health.
“We propose to introduce adaptive quarantine measures from May 22 to June 22. At that, we are introducing criteria of an epidemical situation in the regions, namely: incidence, overloading of beds in healthcare facilities, as well as the number of PCR and ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) tests. Based on these indicators, decisions will be made to reduce quarantine measures. In total, we will have 5 stages of relaxation of restrictions,” Health Minister Maksym Stepanov commented on the Government’s decision.
According to the Minister, the incidence is the average number of COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days per 100,000 population, which should be less than 12 people per 100,000 population. “Bed occupancy in health facilities designated for hospitalization of patients with confirmed COVID-19 should be less than 50%. And the number of PCR and ELISA tests - more than 12 per 100 thousand population in the last 7 days," said Maxym Stepanov.
It is worth noting that decisions on quarantine relaxation in each region are made by the Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies. The first stage of easing restrictive measures has been in effect in Ukraine by May 22, and the second will be introduced on May 22.