May 15, 2020
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Zelensky discussed mass testing of Ukrainians for coronavirus

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine is preparing to approve an algorithm for mass ELISA to detect antibodies to coronavirus infection COVID - 19 The Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov spoke about this 14 in May at a traditional meeting chaired by Vladimir Zelensky to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the official website of the head of state reports .

According to the head of the Ministry of Health, if everything happens according to plans, antibody testing will be able to start next week.

The Minister also added that already regions of Ukraine in 100% paid March salary allowances to doctors struggling with coronavirus. The remaining regions make final calculations. In some areas, allowances for April begin; in particular, the Chernivtsi Regional Center for Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine has already received about this 19 mln UAH

- I will keep the issue of additional payments for doctors under control until the last doctor who fights against coronavirus receives his allowances for such hard and responsible work, - said Vladimir Zelensky .

Also at the meeting, the head of state was traditionally reported on the situation in the area of ​​the operation of the combined forces. In particular, the AFU Commander-in-Chief Ruslan Khomchak said that the day before 78 tons of humanitarian aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross were missed.

As previously reported by the CP in Ukraine, as of 14 in May Ukraine became ill with a coronavirus 17 330 person. During the day revealed 483 new infected. 4 473 people (100 recovered during 12 May). For all the time from the complications caused by the disease, died 473 person (19 per day). Currently active patients 381.

Most of the cases in Chernivtsi region (2600, 84 for the last day) and Kiev (2068, 56 per day). In the Kiev region - another 1094 case.

What kind of humanitarian aid

The military personnel of the Donetsk border detachment issued and passed through the demarcation line in the Donbass five vehicles with humanitarian aid to civilians in uncontrolled areas of the Donetsk region. The convoy headed from Kiev to Donetsk through the Novotroitskoye checkpoint. About this in 12 in May, the State Border Guard Service reported .

- The border guards continue to facilitate the work of humanitarian missions that help people in eastern Ukraine in times of war, the report says.

The humanitarian convoy is organized by the mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross, it consists of five trucks with grocery kits and disinfectants.

In total, the convoy is lucky 84 tons (GPS data differ from Khomchak's data - approx.aut.) tare assistance to civilians suffering from armed conflict.

History of mitigation and extension of quarantine in Ukraine

Currently quarantine in Ukraine extended until 20 on May, but from May a number of restrictions are removed. Earlier in Ukraine, quarantine restrictions were introduced before 20 on April.

11 in May the Ukrainian authorities started talking about the fact that 20 May, most likely, the quarantine will be renewed again. The mitigation options will depend on the epidemiological indicators of the coming decade.

Preliminary, the government’s plan consists of five steps to alleviate quarantine (they are described in detail in the link and with a list of restrictions that are lifted on one or another step), which will be undertaken if the situation with the incidence in the country improves. However, Denis Shmygal promised that, in a good situation, several stages of weakening may occur not one after another, but together.

As the CP in Ukraine previously reported, a preliminary phased schedule for the restoration of transport links in Ukraine became known . Recovery will begin 20 on May.


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