The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health should prepare proposals for the establishment of additional control and restrictions on migration between Ukraine and countries where the Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly.
This was discussed during a conference call at the President’s Office on June 22, Ukrinform reports with reference to the president’s press service.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health must prepare proposals on the feasibility of establishing additional control and restrictions on migration between Ukraine and countries where the Delta strain is spreading rapidly,” the report reads.
The participants of the meeting heard information from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. According to the NAS, this strain is 1.6 times more contagious than the Alpha strain, 2.26 times more likely to lead to hospitalization, and the risk of getting to the resuscitation department after the infection increases 1.45 times.
As Ukrinform reported, Ukraine recorded 296 new coronavirus cases over the past day, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 2,230,142.
As of June 22, 2,095,458 shots were given to people in Ukraine since the beginning of the vaccination campaign. In particular, 1,732,611 people received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 362,847 people completed the vaccination (received two doses).