Ukraine has made a decision to ban entry from India from May 2 due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
As stated by Deputy Minister of Health—Chief State Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko during a briefing on April 30, foreigners and stateless persons who have arrived from India or have been there for at least 7 days over the past two weeks are prohibited from crossing the border.
At the same time, Ukrainians, foreigners and stateless persons permanently or temporarily residing in the territory of Ukraine, who are spouses or children of citizens of the country, who cross the state border to enter and arrive from the Republic of India, are subject to mandatory self-isolation, regardless of the presence and results of PCR tests.
This decision was made due to the fact that India sets new anti-records for the coronavirus incidence every day. As of April 30, over the past day, 386,500 new cases were recorded there, and 3,500 people died from complications, the press service of the country's Ministry of Health reports. Thus, India has updated the cases per day world record for the eighth time (it was first recorded on April 22).
Coronavirus outbreak in India: reasons
The coronavirus outbreak in India has been triggered by mass gatherings, more infectious strains and low vaccination rates in the country, according to the World Health Organization. This was stated by the official representative of the department, Tarik Jasarevic, The Guardian reports.
According to him, a more infectious strain B1617 is spreading in India, however, it cannot be called the only reason for the rapid spread of COVID-19, since there are other factors. For example, mass gatherings, as well as people who were sent in panic to hospitals when they could be cured from COVID-19 at home, since only 15% of cases require hospitalization.