Lockdown rules in Ukraine will be prolonged / Photo from UNIAN

Ukraine's Chief Medical Officer Viktor Liashko says the coronavirus COVID-19 quarantine in the country may be extended until May 12.

"Wait until Wednesday. At a government meeting [on Wednesday], a decision will be made to extend or shorten the quarantine," he said in a comment for the RBC Ukraine news agency. "The Cabinet of Ministers will consider it on the 22nd. The chief sanitary officer forecasts [it will be extended] at least until May 12. The decision is to be made by the government."

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As reported, Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers expects an increase in coronavirus daily growth rates in early May. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced this forecast at a recent meeting on anti-coronavirus measures with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

After the curve is flattened, the Ukrainian government will start implementing anti-crisis measures to support the economy.