WORLD Ukraine extends quarantine until May 11

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Ukraine extends quarantine until May 11

Xinhua

18:34, April 23, 2020

A woman wearing a protective mask and gloves crosses a street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kiev, Ukraine April 22, 2020. (Photo: Agencies)

The Ukrainian government extended quarantine measures over COVID-19 until May 11, planing to ease restrictions if the number of cases declines, said Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in his official Telegram channel on Wednesday.

Shmyhal said that the Cabinet of Ministers has adopted the amendments to the legislative act imposing quarantine measures. According to the bill, the measures will be extended from April 24 to May 11 in 2020.

"We based our decision on a simulation, made by the analysts of the Ukrainian Academy of Science and data from the Ministry of Health, which indicate that the (coronavirus) peak might happen in early May," said Shmyhal in his social networks.

Shmyhal noted that the government has a clear quarantine exit plan, which consists of five stages, which will be executed once certain conditions are met.

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