In Ukraine, the spread of Coronavirus infection accelerated further on Friday, with a new record of about 16,000 new patients this year, many deaths and a large number in hospital, while the capital, Kiev, was already classified as the most dangerous “red”. ” .
According to official data, the number of identified infections increased to 1,519,926 in the last day, with 15,850 new cases. Nearly eight hundred more than the day before, which was the highest daily increase this year, so the current increase has exceeded that. The number of deceased increased from 262 to 29,515. So far, 1,248,782 have been treated, but the number of active patients has increased by nearly 11,000 to 241,629.
Today, a large number of 4,444 patients with Coronavirus were admitted to the hospital and suspected of being infected, whose number exceeded four thousand for the third day, while it was only about two thousand before that.
Most of the 1,210 new patients were registered in the most infected region of the country, the capital. On Friday, the Ministry of Health classified Kiev as the most dangerous “red” category. Also in the “red” classification remained four western regions: the provinces of Transcarpathia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi and Gitomir. In these areas, there is almost complete closure: only stores selling necessary products, food, medicine, etc. can be opened, restaurants can only operate to do without them, all kinds of group events are prohibited, and distance learning in schools takes place. In Kiev, public transport is not affected by the restrictions for the time being, and the metro will continue to operate.
However, half a dozen entrepreneurs protested in front of the mayor’s office in Kiev against the shortage and were on the verge of organizing a large-scale demonstration on March 22. Similar protest movements took place in Cherkasy and Poltava, and a demonstration was announced in Lviv (Lomburg) on Friday.
Health Minister Maxim Stepanov said at a session of Parliament on Friday that they are preparing to introduce a requirement that only a negative PCR test can be used to enter Ukraine. He added that the government had already submitted a proposal to amend the law to the House of Representatives.
He announced that Ukraine is moving to the second phase of the vaccination campaign, which begins next week not only from mobile battalions, but also from vaccination points and home doctors’ offices. The campaign, which began on February 24, has been somewhat slow so far: He has received 92,714 so far, and only one of them has taken the second dose. In Ukraine, a vaccine is still available, half a million doses of a vaccine manufactured in India under the license of AstraZeneca under the name Covishield. (MTI)