Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has announced that the adaptive quarantine introduced in Ukraine over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will be extended until July 31.
"Given a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, we will extend the adaptive quarantine until July 31, 2020," he said during a Cabinet meeting on June 17, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Easing quarantine-related measures was perceived by many Ukrainians as the lifting of the curbs and "for the first time today we have unfortunately gotten sad results," he said.
"The coronavirus has not disappeared – the threat of it for our healthcare system and for us has not disappeared," he said.
As UNIAN reported, Ukraine has seen a record spike in new coronavirus cases when the number of patients confirmed in the past 24 hours hit 758 people as of the morning of June 17.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases grew to 33,234. The death toll was 943, including 31 in the past 24 hours. Some 14,943 have already recovered.