Ukraine's Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says that including the city of Kharkiv in the red zone of the COVID-19 quarantine on August 7 was a clerical error.

"There has been a technical error when some media outlets disseminated information that they had seen at the Public Health Center," he said at a briefing on August 7, according to "It was a clerical error."

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The information was not final, he said.

As was reported earlier, Kharkiv got into the red zone as Ukraine authorities on August 7 completed a weekly review of its recently-introduced quarantine zoning. Rivne region's Kostopilsky district and Chernivtsi region's Kitsmansky district became part of the red zone.

Meanwhile, the city of Ternopil migrated from the red zone, and yellow-zone restrictions will be in effect there from August 8, while the city of Lutsk also left the red zone and will stay in the orange zone for at least a week.