Ukraine's Chief Medical Officer lists Ukrainian regions facing tougher quarantine

20:59, 23 June 2020
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Quarantine curbs may be reinstated in three western regions / Photo from UNIAN

These are Lviv region, Volyn region, and Zakarpattia region, he said at a briefing, according to Deutsche Welle.

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He said the number of new confirmed cases was on the rise in the country's west.

"Yet, it is Odesa region that demonstrates the highest growth compared to the previous seven days – 83%. The most critical situation is in the western regions, in particular Zakarpattia, Lviv, Volyn regions, where severe restrictions may be introduced. There is an increase in cases of coronavirus disease there," he said.

As UNIAN reported, there were 38,074 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of June 23. Of them, 833 cases were reported in the past day. The death toll was 1,035. Some 16,956 patients have already recovered.

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