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The Minister of Health has spoken against the introduction of a full-blown lockdown across the country in the wake of the latest coronavirus surge.

"In my opinion, based on various factors in our country, including economic ones, a complete lockdown we should avoid it as much as possible," Maksym Stepanov told a Kyiv briefing on Friday, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

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Quarantine in Ukraine: Background

  • As of the morning of October 30, a total of 378,729 cases of coronavirus infection was lab-confirmed in Ukraine.
  • Over the past day, 8,312 new cases were recorded, hitting a new daily high.
  • Earlier, Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov ruled out the possibility of introducing strict quarantine throughout Ukraine.
  • Then he stated that the government intended to contain the spread of COVID-19 through various restrictive measures.