In many countries, omicrons spoil the Christmas holidays

In many countries, omicrons spoil the Christmas holidays

Health Minister Viktor Liasho said on Facebook over the weekend that an omicron coronavirus had also been released in Ukraine.

According to the Prime Minister, this is a dangerous version of the virus It was discovered in a patient who was previously in the United Arab Emirates and had contact with individuals infected with the Covid virus there. He added that identification of those the patient had been in contact with in Ukraine was currently underway.

According to UNIAN news agency, the World Bank has approved 300 million loans to Ukraine to help achieve economic reforms and mitigate losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mikhail Radukic, the pro-government chair of the Parliamentary Health Committee, predicted on the Telegram messaging portal that

During the New Year and Christmas holidays, that is, late December and early January, anti-epidemic measures will be tightened.

He noted that during the holidays group events are usually held in Ukraine, fairs, amusement parks and skating rinks. In order to prevent the outbreak of the epidemic, the areas of mass events will be fenced off, vaccination and recovery certificates for visitors will be checked at the entrances and the results of PCR tests. – The actor wrote. In Ukraine, in regions with the most stringent red classification according to the epidemiological situation, only those who have taken two doses of the vaccine can participate in mass events, in regions with a moderate yellow class, it is enough to take the first dose of the vaccine. Currently, eight of the country’s 24 provinces are red and the others are yellow, the latter including Transcarpathia and the capital, Kiev.

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During the Ukrainian border guard service, he reported that another network was exposed distributing fake Covid certificates and PCR tests, this time at one of the border crossings in Transcarpathia. Exactly where the illegal trade took place has not been announced. The Tabi and Lviv (Limberg) divisions of the Border Guard Service and the Uzhhorod District Police Department participated in the network’s survey. According to preliminary information, the perpetrators demanded 50 euros for a piece of forged documents.

And in Ukraine, the number of infected people so far on Sunday increased by 3602 cases to 3608,151 and the number of deaths by 176 to 93,105. Meanwhile, the number of active patients decreased by 3,440 to 183,181 patients. In the past day, 2,129 patients with suspected coronavirus were hospitalized. (MTI)

Cover photo: Passengers wearing protective clothing arrive at Seoul Incheon International Airport on November 29, 2021. South Korean health authorities have imposed entry bans on eight African countries to prevent the entry of an Omicron variant of the new type of coronavirus from South Africa. Source: MTI / EPA / YNA / Yonhap

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