There was information that the government decided to extend the adaptive quarantine for Ukrainians. Due to the increase in coronavirus incidence in the country, restrictive measures to combat the pandemic have been extended until July 31!
The last weeks have been a real test for Ukraine, as the daily increase in covid-infected people left much to be desired. Only in the last 24 hours, as of June 16, 758 new confirmed cases were recorded.
Due to the unstable epidemiological situation, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to extend the current adaptive quarantine until July 31. The essence of this quarantine was the gradual easing of restrictive measures so that the people could return to work and the country’s economy resumed.
“Due to the increase in coronavirus patients, we will extend the adaptive quarantine until July 31 of this year,”
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said at a government meeting.
The prime minister recalled that over the past seven days, 4,853 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the country. Among these was the hospitalized Elena Zelenskaya.
“And this is the largest number for the entire time of the pandemic in Ukraine. Many of us perceived the weakening of quarantine measures as the abolition of quarantine and, accordingly, we have today the first sad results,”
Once again, he stressed that the weakening of quarantine measures does not mean the end of the pandemic. The threat of getting sick is still there and, judging by the number of new cases, it is very serious.
“We understand that people are tired of quarantine in any form, but now there is no more effective way to counter the spread of the virus,”
the prime minister added.
Shmygal urged Ukrainians “not to relax and not to break away from reality.” According to him, it is very important to continue to observe the mask regime, social distance and carefully monitor hygiene. Only these measures will help protect yourself and others until there are effective drugs or treatment protocols.
The government also intends to tighten quarantine if necessary. The Cabinet of Ministers has already updated the mechanisms, based on which, in regions with a significant increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19, they will strengthen restrictive measures — they will ban events, transport, etc.
Recall that adaptive quarantine was introduced from May 22 to June 22. During this time, the authorities planned to ease quarantine measures every ten days, subject to all precautionary conditions. So, parks, squares, hairdressers, beauty salons, summer playgrounds of cafes and restaurants were opened, and later public transport and gyms resumed work.