Ukraine Sees Record Virus Deaths, New Curbs In Kiev
Umer Jamshaid 10 days ago Thu 01st April 2021 | 12:14 AM
Ukraine on Wednesday reported a record number of new coronavirus deaths and daily hospitalisations and announced new anti-virus curbs in the capital Kiev from next week
Kiev, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 31st Mar, 2021 ) :Ukraine on Wednesday reported a record number of new coronavirus deaths and daily hospitalisations and announced new anti-virus curbs in the capital Kiev from next week.
Over the past 24 hours the ex-Soviet country has recorded 11,226 virus infections and 407 deaths, a new daily high.
"The situation with coronavirus disease remains quite tense," said Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.
The numbers hospitalised also set a new daily record at 5,558, a major burden for Ukraine's ageing healthcare system.
"I hope that Kiev residents will finally understand that they cannot ignore the rules and pretend that there is no virus," Klitschko said.
From Monday, public transport will only be available to "essential" workers such as doctors and firefighters.
More than 230,000 people have so far received a first dose.
Ukraine has received 500,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine marketed under the name Covishield and produced in India.
Many Ukrainians, including healthcare workers who are first in line to receive the vaccine, are sceptical of Covishield, which has been criticised on social media for being produced in India rather than the West.
Ukraine has also received 215,000 doses of China's CoronaVac vaccine but its rollout is not expected to begin before next week.