The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers decided to extend the adaptive quarantine till the end of 2020 due to the deterioration of the epidemiological situation in the country, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said in his official Telegram channel on Tuesday.
According to Shmyhal, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine proposed to send schools on vacation, universities to distance learning, and doubling the coverage of testing.
A total of 270,587 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 5,122 deaths have been reported in Ukraine as of Tuesday, while 116,562 patients have recovered, according to the country’s health ministry.
On March 12, to contain COVID-19, the Ukrainian government announced a nationwide quarantine, and on May 22 switched to its adaptive model. This model makes it possible to soften or tighten quarantine restrictions in each specific area, based on the local epidemiological situation.