Russian occupying authorities in Crimea have announced the regime of self-isolation over the coronavirus epidemic on the peninsula was extended until late April.

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Local residents are allowed to leave home only if necessary commute to work, take a walk with a pet, go to a pharmacy or grocery store, or in case of seeking emergency medical care, the Russian news agency RBC reported.

As of the morning of April 5, another two cases of COVID-19 coronavirus were recorded in occupied Crimea. To date, the number of patients with coronavirus has increased to 20.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Ukraine had risen to 1,319 by Monday morning.