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Ukraine's Health Ministry says the city of Kyiv and 11 Ukrainian regions are not ready for lifting COVID-19 curbs.

The epidemiological situation as of August 13 did not let Kyiv and such regions as Volyn, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Odesa, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Cherkasy, and Chernivtsi enter the next stage of easing the coronavirus-related quarantine, the ministry said on its website.

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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.


Some 1,592 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Ukraine in the past 24 hours as of August 13, 2020.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 86,140.