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Health Ministry Opposing Lockdown's Suspending Or Cancellation

Health Ministry Opposing Lockdown's Suspending Or Cancellation

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The Health Ministry of Ukraine is opposing possible postponement or cancellation of the lockdown scheduled for the period of January 8-24.

Health Minister, Maksym Stepanov, has said this at a briefing, the Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to the minister, at present, there are 23,000 coronavirus-infected people staying at hospitals throughout Ukraine.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has decided to toughen the quarantine measures and impose a lockdown for a period of January 8-24.

On January 5, the number of newly-registered Covid-19 cases in Ukraine rose by 6,911 over January 4 to 1,090,496, and the number of deaths increased by 228 over January 4 to 19,357; at the same time, the number of new cases rose by 29.6%, and the number of new lethal cases rose 12.9%.

According to the report, as at the morning of January 6, there were 1,090,496 laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 cases registered in Ukraine, the number included 19,357 lethal cases; besides, 761,898 people had recovered.

On January 5, a total of 6,911 new cases of the disease were recorded, 228 people died, and 14,490 people recovered.

Therefore, as at January 5, the indicator of newly-infected people was lower than the number of those, who recovered (6,911 vs 14,490).

As at the morning of January 6, the overall number of those, who are staying ill with the Covid-19 (less the recovered and died) made 309,241, down 2.5% over January 5.

Since the start of the epidemic, the largest number of coronavirus-infected people has been registered in the city of Kyiv (115,300), Odesa region (73,950), and Kharkiv region (71,213).