All education institutions in certain districts of Donetsk region (ORDO) are being switched to distance learning over COVID-19.

In particular, all education institutions have been instructed to ensure the organization of the educational process using distance learning technologies from October 12, as reported by the RFE/RL's Ukrainian service, referring to the occupying authorities' resources.

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Coronavirus in occupied Donbas: What is known

  • Earlier, the media reported that Russia-controlled administrations in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas could not cope with the COVID-19 epidemic.
  • There is a critical shortage of doctors; some of them are hospitalized with bilateral pneumonia.
  • There are no antibiotics in pharmacies and hospitals. Medicines that could be useful in the fight against COVID-19 are also unavailable.