The Public Health Center (PHC) has made an online map of the coronavirus spread in Ukraine. The map is updated weekly following the meeting of the State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies.
What does the online coronavirus map show
Every Friday, the State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies holds meetings and determines the level of coronavirus spread in Ukraine. Following the meeting, the COVID-19 online map is being updated.
The interactive map shows regions and quarantine zones with red, orange, yellow, and green restriction levels. There is no data on the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
To determine to which zone a particular region should be attributed, experts look at the following indicators:
- the occupancy of beds in hospitals;
- conducting an average number of tests per 100,000 people per day;
- coronavirus infection rate;
- dynamics of growth of infection cases.
Interactive coronavirus map: zone restrictions
The transition to another zone occurs if the specified indicators are exceeded for 5 consecutive days. The coronavirus spread map is updated online.
From February 22, 2021, Ukraine is returning to adaptive quarantine. However, according to the Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov, the decision will come into force in a week—on February 24.
This is indicated in the government decree that the Cabinet of Ministers has considered at today's meeting with a one-day revision. The corresponding document says that it provides for amendments to the acts of the Cabinet of Ministers, extends the quarantine until April 30, 2021 and provides for the division of Ukraine and four zones—"red", "orange", "yellow" and "green".
Division of Ukraine into zones
From February 22, 2021, the country will return to adaptive quarantine. Therefore, Ukraine will again be divided into zones.
"Green" zone — implies almost no quarantine restrictions. If Ukraine reaches this level, then we can talk about the abolition of quarantine in the country.
Restrictions in the "yellow" zone
"Yellow" zone implies restrictions that are already in force on the territory of Ukraine. They were established after the winter quarantine, but there is an easing—it is allowed to hold mass events if 4 square meters of the area are allotted for one person or the hall is 50% full. In particular, it is allowed to visit educational institutions in groups of no more than 20 people, the presence of spectators in the stands during sports events, but with restrictions, the work of catering establishments until 00:00, etc.
Restrictions in the "orange" zone
The "orange" zone is a signal to business, local authorities, and regulatory authorities that a "red" level can be introduced. It will be introduced if at least one of the indicators is exceeded (bed occupancy is more than 75%, a low number of tests for coronavirus in the region, a large number of hospitalizations, detection of diseases by PCR method is more than 20%, an increase in the number of hospitalizations).
Restrictions in the "red" zone
"Red" zone implies severe restrictions that will be introduced in the case if there is a threat of the healthcare system collapse. For transition to this zone, two out of five indicators must be exceeded three days in a row. Schools, restaurants and shopping centers, cinemas, theaters, educational institutions (except for kindergartens and primary schools), food markets and other institutions (the same restrictions as during the January quarantine) will be closed.
Context. Earlier Stepanov reported that depending on the situation in the regions, the issue of adaptive quarantine in Ukraine may be revised.