PM Shmyhal: Ukraine's government set to extend coronavirus quarantine

20:20, 20 April 2020
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The COVID-19 quarantine will be prolonged / Photo from UNIAN

Shmyhal, in particular, cited recent estimates received by the Cabinet of Ministers from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, according to which two peaks of incidence are expected, according to the RBC Ukraine news agency.

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"Tentatively, it's late in April and between May 3 and May 8," he said.

"At a Cabinet meeting, we will most likely extend the quarantine based on these estimates. But we plan to ease some activities in two or three spheres this week," he added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier announced certain quarantine restrictions might be eased after April 24 if the situation with COVID-19 in the country does not worsen significantly.

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