Ukrainian Deputy Health Minister Viktor Liashko has said the ministry predicts a new spike in coronavirus incidence in Ukraine in a week since many Ukrainians did not adhere to quarantine restrictions during Easter celebrations.
"If we are talking about Easter, the work that has been carried out has had a positive effect. We're not having a spike this week. Perhaps there'll be one though as it's only been seven days since Easter. We know the incubation period of the infection is up to 14 days," Liashko told a Svoboda Slova [Freedom of Speech] panel show on Ukraine's ICTV channel on April 27, 2020.
At the same time, the official believes the restrictive anti-epidemic measures the government has introduced are working.
"We're not having a peak load on our healthcare system. The dynamics of the increase in the incidence varies between 5% and 10% daily. These are acceptable norms since we would like to do everything possible so that we don't have an increase of more than 30% daily. This allows us to save lives of Ukrainians," the official said.