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Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov claims the situation in Ukraine as regards the coronavirus quarantine measures will return to normal no earlier than May 15.

At the same time, the minister said it is necessary to monitor the developments in Europe, "which was covered by the wave of the virus before us."

"My point of view: the country will begin to return to normal life no earlier than May 15. And this is an optimistic assumption," the minister wrote on Facebook.

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Avakov added now it is the crucial moment of the epidemic's attack, "if we don't do hugs and go barbecuing in parks, 'rewarding' each other with the virus, we could bring down the peak of the virus, avoiding the level of tragic losses."