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  • Prime Minister: Regions must ensure the immunization infrastructure capacity to provide 1.5 million vaccinations a week
    Communications Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 20 October 2021 15:06

    Ukraine now faces the biggest challenges of the entire period of pandemic. This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during a Government session on October 20. He noted that there is observed a high number of serious cases and hospitalizations. And five areas have already transferred to the red zone of epidemic danger.

    "We are constantly connecting new hospitals and increasing the amount of doctors who engage in overcoming coronavirus. However, 94.2% of those hospitalized with COVID-19 during the week were unvaccinated. These figures speak for themselves. Vaccination saves lives," said Denys Shmyhal.

    The Head of Government noted that a record number of vaccinations had been made in the previous day - 225,000. Meanwhile, the regions are tasked with ensuring the immunization infrastructure capacity for vaccination to reach 1.5 million per week.

    "Business and public institutions can work even in the red zone, if all visitors and employees are fully vaccinated. We do not plan to introduce a full lockdown across the country and stop the economy. But as the President said this week, the only alternative to lockdown is mass vaccination. That is why I urge people not to wait for the red zones in their regions, but to go and get vaccinated now," the Prime Minister said.

    Moreover, Denys Shmyhal reminded that new rules of passenger transportation will come into force on October 21. Thus, all interregional traffic will be allowed only if passengers have a COVID certificate or a valid negative test. At the same time, the PM stressed that the new rules will not apply to urban public transport and transportation within one region.

    Prime Minister: Regions must ensure the immunization infrastructure capacity to provide 1.5 million vaccinations a week