The ministry blames non-compliance with quarantine measures / Photo from UNIAN

Ukraine's Health Ministry does not rule out the introduction of a red zone mode across Ukraine if the epidemic situation worsens.

"If the epidemic situation worsens, it is possible the government will be forced to introduce a red zone mode across the country to curb the incidence rate. Since the health of the nation is the main priority of the government," as reported by the RBC Ukraine news agency.

At the same time, the Cabinet of Ministers plans to continue the adaptive quarantine so as not to restrict the work of the business.

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The Health Ministry told the publication such an increase is already leading to an overcrowding of hospitals where patients with COVID-19 are treated. In this situation, the ministry blames non-compliance with quarantine measures.

Quarantine in Ukraine: background

  • 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.