President of Ukraine

Our coordinated actions were correct – President about the course of the coronavirus pandemic

11 July 2020 - 15:22

For the second day in a row, the number of Ukrainians who recovered from coronavirus infection far exceeds the number of those who fell ill. This was discussed at a traditional meeting with representatives of the government and law enforcement agencies chaired by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"While the prevalence of COVID-19 leaves much to be desired, we have reached a point where more people recover than get infected. This can be seen in the reports of each of the services. This means that our coordinated actions were correct, and Ukrainians listened to the recommendations of the authorities. We still need to move according to the situation," the Head of State stressed.

Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov reported on the situation on the ship "Sofia", whose crew is in quarantine. According to the Minister of Health, coronavirus infection was detected in most members of the crew, patients are under medical supervision, the entire crew is in isolation, routes are determined in case of hospitalization.

Chief of the National Police Ihor Klymenko said that law enforcement officers check children’s camps that had not been allowed to open due to the pandemic. Also, the National Police has drawn up 235 protocols in recent days due to the violation of quarantine measures in institutions, public eating establishments, points of sale. In total, almost 18,000 administrative protocols worth UAH 6.6 million have been drawn up since the beginning of the inspections.

Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy said he is speeding up the process of setting up laboratories at Kyiv and Lviv airports so that arriving passengers can undergo PCR tests and avoid self-isolation in case of a negative result. To avoid crowds near the laboratories, the official negotiated with the Ministry of Digital Transformation the possibility of linking the results to the Diia at Home application. This will reduce the time of self-isolation of healthy passengers who arrived in Ukraine.

In addition, Vladyslav Krykliy reported that he is monitoring the progress of work on the lifting of the tanker "Delfi" in Odesa. Provided the weather is clear and there are no waves, the work will have been completed by July 20.