Ukraine moves to toughen quarantine restrictions, prime minister confirms

12:40, 03 April 2020
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He noted that a government decision would soon be made public.

Groups of more than two people will be banned except cases when a child is being accompanied.

"Coronavirus is spreading throughout Ukraine. The only way to break the chain of infection and save human lives is to strengthen quarantine measures. After a long discussion, the Government approved a list of additional restrictions. The Cabinet decision will soon be officially published," Shmyhal said.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, 138 coronavirus cases were reported over the past 24 hours, with 79 patients hospitalized, including five children.

As of 10:00 on April 3, a total of 942 cases were registered, of which 477 patients are being treated in health care facilities, including 25 children.

Sixteen patients are being supported by lung ventilators.

Nineteen people have fully recovered, 23 died, including three over the past day.

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