Given the current gradual increase in the incidence of coronavirus, it is foreseeable that a new lockdown in Ukraine cannot be avoided. According to the Chief Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin, it will be imposed "not earlier than November."
The Chief Sanitary Doctor predicted on the air of the TV channel 1 + 1 that soon the Ukrainian regions would leave the "green" zone. However, Kuzin noted that the transition to the "yellow" zone is "a conditional alarm that the number of potential new cases will increase in the near future." At the same time, he found it difficult to give the specific number of patients a nationwide lockdown would be announced at.
Additionally. To date, the epidemiological situation in four regions— the city of Kyiv, Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Luhansk regions—does not correspond to the "green" zone. Moreover, the Chairperson of the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration Serhiy Osachuk recently announced that, given the rate of incidence, his region can slip through the "yellow" one and get into the "orange" zone at once.
Context. Earlier, Kuzin reported that the decision to impose the lockdown was made at the local level. However, if the situation gets out of control, it can be introduced at the national level.
The government is already preparing for the possible imposition of a new quarantine amid the spread of the coronavirus. According to the most pessimistic scenarios, a new wave will cover Ukraine in the third decade of September.
The WHO called on to intensify preparations for a new coronavirus pandemic wave. The next three months, the global health authority predicts, will be critical for a response.
Recall that Ukrainians are vaccinated with the following vaccines:
- British-Swedish AstraZeneca;
- Chinese Sinovac (CoronaVac);
- American-German Pfizer (BioNTech);
- American Moderna.