Ukraine's Health Ministry says the city of Kyiv and eight Ukrainian regions are not ready for lifting COVID-19 curbs.
The epidemiological situation as of July 20 did not let Kyiv and such regions as Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Chernihiv enter the next stage of easing the coronavirus-related quarantine.
To have COVID-19 curbs lifted, regions, cities and towns in Ukraine should meet a set of criteria.
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.
As UNIAN reported earlier, there were 59,493 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of the morning of July 20. They include 1,498 deaths and 31,439 recoveries. Some 651 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours.