Ukraine's Health Ministry says the city of Kyiv and 12 Ukrainian regions are not ready for lifting COVID-19 curbs.
The epidemiological situation as of July 30 did not let Kyiv and such regions as Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Chernivtsi, and Chernihiv enter the next stage of easing the coronavirus-related quarantine.
To have COVID-19 curbs lifted, regions, cities and towns in Ukraine should meet a set of criteria.
Such criteria reflect measures to control the spread of the virus, hospitals' capacities, and the ability of the healthcare system as a whole to counter the spread of COVID-19, the ministry said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, 1,197 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 were reported in Ukraine in the past day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 68,794 as of the morning of July 30.