There is a positive trend in the COVID-19 incidence in Ukraine - all epidemic indicators have been improving for the ninth week in a row. This was discussed at a conference call chaired by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
According to the Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, 19.4 thousand beds are occupied today, which is almost twice less than at the peak of the disease. The number of active patients is systematically decreasing - currently 176 thousand people are ill.
"The whole Ukraine is in the "yellow" zone. In the Donetsk region, there is a slight excess of the percentage of the epidemiological threshold, but all other indicators remain normal," said the head of government.
The President was informed that 1,054,139 vaccinations against COVID-19 have already been carried out in the country. More than 978 thousand people received the first dose, and almost 76 thousand - completed the vaccination with the second dose.
500 thousand citizens are registered for vaccination in the mobile application "Diia". People over the age of 65 are currently being vaccinated. The parties discussed the need to increase the rate of vaccination at the weekend of those who signed up for vaccination through the "Diia" app.
The Prime Minister also informed the President about the payment of UAH 8,000 in assistance to sole proprietors and employees of small enterprises whose activities were affected by the introduction of quarantine restrictions in April this year. UAH 1.4 billion has already been paid, 175 thousand people have received payments.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy instructed to set clear deadlines for the payment of financial assistance due to quarantine, as well as the payment of hospital costs and assistance in connection with pregnancy and childbirth.
The Head of State inquired about the process of preparing "vaccination passports". Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said that it was previously planned to launch them on July 1, synchronizing it with the relevant processes in the European Union.
In addition, the President was informed about the allocation of humanitarian aid to India to combat the severe consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the joint efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior, a humanitarian cargo with oxygen concentrators and ventilators will be sent to India this week.