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Mykhailo Podolyak, an anti-crisis communications advisor to Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak, has rejected the introduction of a new lockdown in Ukraine.

"The new lockdown is not yet realistic. We will try to make do with adaptive versions. Since it is important not to freeze the economy completely. Certain industries are sagging a lot amid the adaptive quarantine," he said, according to the RBC Ukraine news agency.

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  • The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1. Ukrainian regions were split into the red, green, orange zones depending on hospital load, the average number of PCR and ELISA tests, the ascertainment rate of COVID-19, and daily spread dynamics.
  • Quarantine-related curbs differ in each zone. The mildest ones are in the green zone, the regions included in the red zone have to introduce the toughest restrictive measures.
  • Updated quarantine zoning became effective in Ukraine on August 17. Kyiv was included in the yellow zone.
  • On August 26, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine until November 1.