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"The Cabinet will consider the extension of the quarantine next week, not this Wednesday [regular Cabinet meetings take place on Wednesdays]. For about a month," the RBC Ukraine news agency reported, citing its source.

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On June 17, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine in Ukraine until July 31 over an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. The adaptive quarantine means that the regions are allowed to ease or step up the respective restrictions depending on the local epidemiological situation.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said then that wearing face masks in public places would remain obligatory. As before, the number of passengers on public transport should not exceed the number of seats.

As UNIAN reported earlier, 638 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 were reported in Ukraine in the past day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 54,771 as of the morning of July 14.