Record of cases and deaths from coronavirus recorded, for the second consecutive day today, the Ukraine, forcing the authorities of the capital, of Kiev, to restore strict restrictions.
According to official figures, 23.785 people became infected and 614 died within 24 hours in the country, whose health system is facing serious shortcomings, AFP reports.
“The situation is very worrying,” said the director of the National Security Committee. Oleksy Danilov. He estimated that the number of deaths could increase to 1.000 on a daily basis.
In the midst of this situation, students in Kiev will not go to schools the next two weeks – the first week coincides with the autumn holidays. Kindergartens will remain open, provided that all their workers have been vaccinated.
Their closure may also be announced stores, των theaters and others public spaces, if their employees are not vaccinated.
Ukrainian authorities have long struggled to secure vaccines and convince the population to vaccinated. In a country of 41 million people, only 16.5% has been vaccinated to date, according to the RES EIA.
Recent measures, however, such as the introduction of a “health passport” in the worst-hit areas, increased the vaccinations. They did the vaccine in the last 24 hours 269,666 people, record number since February.
It is noted that since the beginning of the pandemic until today, in Ukraine they have lost their lives due to Covid-19, 63.003 people.