Kyiv may become "orange" zone from Aug 1 / Photo from UNIAN

Head of the Main Department of Ukraine's State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service in the city of Kyiv Oleh Ruban says the capital city may be designated as the "orange" zone according to the adaptive quarantine from August 1.

"Kyiv will be in between the orange and red zones," he told the RBC Ukraine news agency, giving his forecast for the epidemiological situation from August 1.

The final decision on this issue will be made tomorrow, July 31, he said.

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As reported earlier, Ukraine's government ordered that the green, yellow, orange, and red COVID-19 risk levels shall be introduced depending on the epidemic situation in a region or a separate administrative and territorial unit of the region (districts of a region (oblast), cities and towns, districts in cities and towns, as well as villages).

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The risk level will be determined after an assessment of epidemic indicators and formalized by a decision of the State Commission on Industry-Related and Environmental Safety and Emergencies. The commission is headed by the prime minister with the interior minister and the chief of the State Emergency Situations Service as his deputies and the minister for communities and territories development as his first deputy.

The yellow, orange, and red COVID-19 risk levels indicate a degree of the significant spread of COVID-19 in a particular territory of a region, the government explained.

In keeping with the rules, public transport, schools and universities, shopping malls, cafes, and restaurants should be shut down when the red level is introduced.

As UNIAN reported earlier, another 199 residents of Kyiv tested positive for the coronavirus in the past day.