Ukraine will reimpose strict quarantine amid 15,000 COVID-19 patients per day / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said Ukraine will be forced to reimpose a lockdown and relevant restrictions if the number of new COVID-19 cases reaches 15,000 per day.

"In this case, makeshift hospitals will be deployed. There will be a complete mobilization of our doctors, healthcare workers, including interns who can work exclusively under the supervision of a doctor," he said at a briefing on Friday, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

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COVID-19 in Ukraine: Latest

  • Ukraine said 7,517 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of October 24, 2020, marking yet another highest daily rise.
  • The total number of confirmed cases grew to 330,396.
  • As many as 137,578 patients, including 2,680 in the past day, have recovered.
  • The death toll has hit 6,164 with 121 fatalities recorded in the past day.