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Ukraine's Health Ministry says the city of Kyiv and 17 Ukrainian regions are not ready for lifting COVID-19 curbs.

The epidemiological situation as of September 9 did not let Kyiv and such regions as Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Lviv, Mykolayiv, Odesa, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Chernivtsi and Chernihiv enter the next stage of easing the coronavirus-related quarantine, the ministry said on its website.

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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.

Background

  • Ukraine said 2,551 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of September 9, 2020.
  • The total number of confirmed cases grew to 143,030.