Quarantine in Ukraine may be extended by mid-August / Photo from UNIAN

Ukraine's Health Ministry is discussing a further extension of the coronavirus-related quarantine in the country after July 31; it may be extended for another two weeks, until August 14.

"The extension of the quarantine and the way it should be extended are now under discussion. It is more likely that the quarantine will be extended after July 31. Those quarantine measures that have been effective will continue. Those that were ineffective will be canceled," an official at the Health Ministry told the Segodnya newspaper.

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"There is no draft resolution yet, it is in the pipeline. But we're discussing that it is advisable to prolong the quarantine for two weeks since the incubation period of COVID-19 is that long," he said.

According to the source, such measures as social distancing, curbs on transportation, deep cleaning of public transport turned out to be effective. These requirements are universal for all regions, regardless of the incidence rate.

If the situation in a particular region worsens, first of all, stadiums and gyms will be closed again.

As UNIAN reported earlier, 638 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 were reported in Ukraine in the past day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 54,771 as of the morning of July 14.