Honorary Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Filaret / Photo from UNIAN

Honorary Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Filaret has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Read alsoPresident Zelensky's son cured from COVID-19"We inform you that His Holiness Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine tested positive for COVID-19 during planned testing. Now His Holiness Patriarch is undergoing treatment at a hospital. The Patriarch's state of health is satisfactory," the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) said on September 4.

Coronavirus in Ukraine: latest developments

Some 2,723 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of September 4, 2020, marking yet another highest daily rise.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 130,951.

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.