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Ukraine's Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Health Minister Viktor Liashko has said the ministry plans to re-impose strict quarantine-related measures from June 22 in those regions where the COVID-19 incidence is the worst.

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"We are not saying that in two weeks we will put the [entire] country in quarantine. This graph shows a strict quarantine may be imposed in certain regions in our country from June 22. This can be seen from growth dynamics," he said at a briefing on June 18.

Liashko says this is the worst-case scenario in responding to the spread of the virus.

At the same time, he says, the probability that this summer in Ukraine will pass without the quarantine is "quite high."

"We can live without the quarantine for three or four months. The main thing is to adhere to sanitary standards and come out of the quarantine smoothly," the official added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine saw a new record spike in daily COVID-19 cases when the number of new positive coronavirus patients grew by 829 in the past 24 hours. As of June 18, the death toll was 966, including 23 deaths in the past day.