Ukraine Is Close To Coronavirus Catastrophe, Minister Says
“The situation quickly turns from difficult to catastrophic. We need to prepare for the inevitable – it is impossible to easily pass the second wave,” Stepanov told the parliament.
“If Ukrainians continue to severely disregard safety rules, we will not avoid a catastrophe. The hardest is ahead,” he added.
Ukraine imposed a strict lockdown in March but eased it in May. Stepanov said the government would consider how to preserve the economy and save people at the same time.
He said last month that Ukraine would introduce stricter lockdown restrictions if cases rise to 11,000-15,000 daily. He warned that the resources of the medical system would run out if the number of daily cases exceeds 20,000.
Disclaimer: This post has been auto-published from an agency feed without any modifications to the text and has not been reviewed by an editor