Ukrainian government extends lockdown measures until August 31


Protesters attend a rally of entrepreneurs and representatives of small businesses to demand government support and protest against restrictive measures introduced to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kiev, Ukraine on 22 March 2021. REUTERS / Gleb Garanich / File photo

KYIV, June 16 (Reuters) – The Ukrainian government extended COVID-19 lockdown measures to August 31 on Wednesday, but relaxed some of the restrictions, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said.

Shmygal said that all Ukrainian regions are now in the “green zone” but the country “must be ready for any development”.

Shmygal did not say what measures will be relaxed.

Ukraine recorded 420 cases of COVID on Monday – the lowest daily number of new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours for nearly a year. .

On Wednesday, the Department of Health reported 1,045 new cases of the coronavirus with 78 deaths.

Ukraine, with a population of 41 million, is among the worst-affected European countries, with around 2.23 million cases of COVID-19 and 51,847 deaths as of June 16.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets, written by Pavel Polityuk, editing by Catherine Evans

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