Ukrainians will have to learn how to live under conditions of the coronavirus epidemic in the next one and a half to two years.
Oleh Ruban, head of the Kyiv office of the State Food and Consumer Service, forecasts that the desease causative agent – the coronavirus – will remain forever, the RBC Ukraine news agency reported.
"Indeed, the pathogen is with us forever, and we must learn how to live, work under conditions of the epidemic for the next one and a half to two years," Ruban said.
He noted the need to change the rhetoric regarding who should bear responsibility for violating quarantine – business entities or citizens.
At the same time, Ruban clarified that today there is a legal basis for conducting inspections of business entities and imposing fines for violating quarantine-related requirements.
Coronavirus in Ukraine: Latest update
- In Ukraine, there were 6,719 new daily cases as of the morning of October 21. Another 141 patients died from COVID-19. But more than 2,000 patients recovered in the past day.
- Ukraine's Deputy Health Minister, Chief Medical Officer Viktor Liashko said that the increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases is associated with the circulation of the virus and its cyclical nature.