If all citizens consider the issue of vaccination consciously and responsibly, Ukraine will not need a lockdown. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal during a media conference on September 14.
"At present, there are 10 million doses of vaccine in Ukraine. Four types are available for Ukrainians. We have made about 11 million vaccinations. More than 5.9 million people have been vaccinated. Of these, 4.8 million were vaccinated with two doses. By the end of the year, we plan to vaccinate 70% of the adult population, inter alia currently 25% of the planned have been vaccinated," the Head of Government noted.
Denys Shmyhal dwelled on the importance of vaccinating the maximum number of adults population this year, as all countries are preparing for possible revaccination next year. The PM stressed that the Ministry of Health is coping with the task - almost 1 million vaccinations are given every week.
The Prime Minister also said that the updated "quarantine" resolution envisages another approach restrictions in the red and yellow zones.
"The resolution does not strengthen the restrictions, and to some extent even weakens them. Today, the state has provided the opportunity for all citizens to be vaccinated. Therefore, we allow institutions to operate in the yellow or red zone, provided that the staff and visitors have vaccination certificates. These are normal conditions in order not to block the economy, not to close schools and kindergartens, not to interrupt the educational process, not to reduce GDP and budget revenues " the Head of Government said.
Denys Shmyhal placed an emphasis on the fact that the state has two tasks: to save people and to prevent an economic downturn. That is why new approaches to quarantine, according to the Prime Minister, will protect people from infection and the effects of the disease.