Almost half of Ukraine not ready for second stage of easing COVID-19 curbs.

Ukraine's Cabinet on May 20 decided to introduce an adaptive quarantine in the country from May 22 to June 22.

Photo from UNIAN

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Ukraine's Health Ministry says 11 Ukrainian regions as of May 22 were not ready to proceed to the second stage of easing quarantine-related restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus nationwide.

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In particular, this refers to Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Luhansk, Mykolayiv, Poltava, Rivne, Khmelnytsky, Chernivtsi, Kyiv, and Zakarpattia regions, as well as the city of Kyiv, the ministry's press service said on May 22.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers on May 20 decided to introduce an adaptive quarantine in the country from May 22 to June 22, taking into account the epidemiological situation in the regions.

In particular, the government introduced certain indicators: an incidence – the average number of confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past seven days per 100,000 people, which should be lower than 12 cases per 100,000 people; bed occupancy in hospitals designated for COVID-19 patients should be below 50%; and the number of tests done with the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and enzyme immunoassay methods should be more than 12 per 100,000 people over the past seven days.

As was reported, there were 20,148 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of 09:00 Kyiv time on May 22. Of them, 442 cases were reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of 588 COVID-19 deaths have already been recorded in the country. Some 6,585 patients have recovered.

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