The lockdown is scheduled for Jan 8-24 / Photo from UNIAN, by Oleksiy Ivanov

The Health Ministry does not plan to cancel or postpone plans for tougher quarantine measures in Ukraine from January 8 to January 24, 2021.

Health Minister Maksym Stepanov announced this at a briefing, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"Many people ask whether we plan to postpone or cancel the quarantine, as the number of cases has been falling," he said.

He explains his ministry predicts a rise in the incidence of coronavirus cases after New Year Day's celebrations in January. What is more, he added, a seasonal outbreak of influenza is expected.

"So, with regard to the strict quarantine from January 8 to January 24, we are not going to introduce any changes," he said.

Coronavirus in Ukraine: Update

  • As many as 4,385 new COVID-19 cases were registered in Ukraine in the past 24 hours as of December 28.
  • The number of tests conducted on Sunday, December 27, also decreased compared to previous weeks. In particular, there were 12,225 PCR tests and 3,107 ELISA tests.