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Ukraine's Health Ministry says the city of Kyiv and 23 Ukrainian regions are not ready for lifting COVID-19 curbs.

The epidemiological situation as of October 8 did not let Kyiv and such regions as Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Zaporizhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Luhansk, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Chernivtsi and Chernihiv enter the next stage of easing the coronavirus-related quarantine, the ministry said on its website.

Read alsoUkraine cannot yet reimpose lockdown despite rise in daily COVID-19 cases – health ministerOnly one region, namely Kirovohrad, is ready for lifting COVID-19 curbs.

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.

COVID-19 in Ukraine: Latest

  • Ukraine has registered 5,397 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the first time the country has exceeded 5,000 cases in a single day since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic.
  • The total number of confirmed cases grew to 244,734 as of October 8, 2020.