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The Ministry of Health is preparing for a new lockdown. When to expect it

When will the new nationwide lockdown be imposed—the forecast of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Photo: UNIAN

When will the new nationwide lockdown be imposed—the forecast of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Photo: UNIAN

Given the current gradual increase in the incidence of coronavirus, a new lockdown in Ukraine may be imposed as early as November. This forecast was announced by the Chief Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin in an interview with BBC News Ukraine. However, according to him, Ukrainians can still avoid such a scenario.

If the population is vaccinated and adheres to anti-epidemic restrictions, there is a chance to delay the lockdown for a month or two (for December-January) or completely avoid it, Kuzin stressed.

He recalled that the decision to impose a lockdown is made at the local level. However, if the situation gets out of control, it can be imposed at the national level.

Context. Currently there is worsening with COVID-19 in all regions. For instance, more than 2,000 cases were recorded, and 838 people were hospitalized over the past day in Ukraine. 66 people died from the infection, more than 1,200 recovered. The largest number of cases was registered in the city of Kyiv, as well as in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Kherson, and Chernivtsi regions.

The government is already preparing for the possible imposition of a new quarantine amid the spread of coronavirus. According to the most pessimistic scenario, a new wave will cover Ukraine in the third decade of September.

The WHO called on to intensify preparations for a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The next three months, according to its forecast, will be critical for organizing the response.

We recall that Ukrainians are vaccinated with the following vaccines:

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