Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal says the country has managed to flatten the COVID-19 curve.
"I think we have been coping with it [COVID-19] as of today, we have flattened the curve. This allows us to end the year [without toughening quarantine-related measures]," he said during an online event, Ukraine and the World in 2021, hosted by the Novoe Vremya media outlet.
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COVID-19 in Ukraine: Latest developments
- Ukraine said 12,630 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of December 18, 2020.
- The total number of confirmed cases grew to 944,381.