Coronavirus — 1,008 New Cases in Ukraine

  • Local authorities continue to fight over the Ukrainian zoning system.
  • More than 1,000 new cases have been reported in Ukraine daily since August 5.
  • Four Ukrainian pharmaceutical companies are simultaneously testing drugs for treatment coronavirus disease.

In Ukraine, 1,008 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the last 24 hours, 387 patients have recovered, and 25 people with coronavirus have died. Most infections are in Lviv (130), Ivano-Frankivsk (121), Kharkiv (117), and Chernivtsi (108) oblasts. Sixty-six new cases were recorded in Kyiv.

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Ukraine when the country’s first case was confirmed to be hospitalized in Chernivtsi Oblast on 3 March 2020. As of August 10, there were 81,957 cases in Ukraine and 1,922 deaths.

This is evidenced by the data published on the morning of Monday, August 10, on the website of the Coronavirus Epidemic Monitoring System of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine.

A total of 81,957 cases of infection were officially confirmed in Ukraine during the entire period of the epidemic, 1,922 people with coronavirus died, and 44,359 patients recovered. More than 1,000 new cases have been reported in Ukraine daily since August 5.

After the Ukrainian authorities introduced zoning of the country’s territory in early August to curb the spread of the coronavirus, not a week goes by without protests from local authorities.

Under the new adaptive quarantine scheme, Ukraine is weekly divided into red, orange, yellow, and green zones, according to the level of epidemiological danger. In the Red Zone, public transport, educational institutions, restaurants, and shopping centers are banned.

In the Orange Zone, places of public accommodation (hostels, tourist bases, etc.), entertaining establishments, children’s camps, restaurants at night are open, as well as planned hospitalization. Mass events can be held at the rate of not more than one person per 20 square meters.

At the last meeting, the State Commission for Energy and Emergency Situations transferred Ternopil from the “red” zone to the “yellow” zone, and Lutsk to the “orange” zone. At the same time, the commission also published new potential applicants for the “red” zone on the interactive map of the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health.

The main claim of the regional authorities is that the color zoning of the country is imperfect. Of all the indicators in the city, only one was red, but it was still for some reason attributed to the “red” zone.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.

More than $10 Trillion in Financial Aid and Counting

Today, it became known that providing all people on Earth with the coronavirus vaccine, which is currently being developed, will require an investment of more than $ 100 billion. This was announced at a briefing in Geneva by the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus.

Tedros said there was a “vast global gap” between the organization’s ambition for a fund, known as the “Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator” (or ACT-Accelerator), and the funds already pledged to fight the virus.

The amount may seem overstated, but now the G20 countries have already allocated more than $10 trillion in financial assistance to combat the consequences of the pandemic.

Recall that in connection with the coronavirus pandemic this year, one should not expect a large number of spectators to return to sports competitions. It was also reported that four Ukrainian pharmaceutical companies are simultaneously testing drugs for treatment coronavirus disease.

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Joyce Davis

My history goes back to 2002 and I  worked as a reporter, interviewer, news editor, copy editor, managing editor, newsletter founder, almanac profiler, and news radio broadcaster.

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