Due to the rapid increase in the number of patients COVID-19 the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky gathered at the traditional conference call not only officials and representatives of law enforcement, but also heads of regional state administrations and city mayors.
Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said that over the past month, the situation in the country deteriorated significantly: if at the end of may was recorded 300-400 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection in the day, now it is 900-1000, three times increased the number of those who hospitalitynet.
The main reason for this state of Affairs, according to the Minister, the disregard for the rules of quarantine. In particular, overtime transporting people on public transport, disregard of personal protective equipment, failure to observe social distance.
The Minister noted that Odessa region is a Prime example of that flippant attitude to the rules leads to a rapid spread of the coronavirus.
“In Odessa, have earned the clubs, the stars gave concerts, opened all the beaches. There was a rumor that in the open air no one gets sick. However, this is not true. Through all this the situation has worsened. If before Odessa had one of the best indicators of the spread of coronavirus infection, but today the number of cases per day is significantly higher. We are confident that this can happen in all regions where there is no communication with people. I have collected here not only the government but also all the regions that we were coordinated and clearly explained to people, the threat today is disregard for the rules of quarantine. Because, finally, all of us must be an important one – the health and life of Ukrainians”, – said the President of Ukraine.
“If we do not comply with the control, we will get even worst result in two weeks,” – said the Minister of health and noted that with the spread of the disease need to talk about the readiness of hospitals to not only the second but also the third wave.
The Minister noted that the health system now works better than at the beginning of the spread of the coronavirus, however, in any country, the possibility of medicine is limited in the case of a large influx of patients. If in some areas until filled 40-60% of the bed, even with the current trend very soon the seats will be.
The Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov said that over the past two days law enforcement officers checked more than 6,200 institutions: nearly 3,500 retail outlets, 2000 food service, 850 night clubs and entertainment places. 355 were drawn up administrative protocols, most of the violations identified in Vinnytsia, Lviv, Odessa, Ternopil regions and in Kyiv.
Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal added that the incidence rate has grown significantly and is more than 50 per 100,000 of the population. 10 days ago it was less than 40. At the same time, the mortality rate is 2.6%, which indicates a high level of treatment. The Prime Minister asked the mayors to involve municipal patrols to work with the Supervisory agencies, such as, for example, Hospitible and other agencies for compliance with sanitary and epidemiological requirements; should limit the operation of night clubs from 10 PM to put on tight control of public transport and improve information policy and will help schools to prepare for remote operation.
The Secretary of national security and defense Alex Danilov said that there is a likelihood that the fall of the majority of Ukrainian schools will have to switch to distance learning, so today must be prepared corresponding technical opportunities.
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