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UKRAINE REGISTERS MORE THEN 8,600 NEW COVID CASES

Ukraine has registered 8,655 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 467 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the press service for the Ukrainian Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
“Over the past day, Ukraine has recorded 8,655 new cases of COVID-19, including 716 children and 200 medical workers, while 188,758 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19, including 73,097 who received their first shot and 115,661 who completed their vaccination. In the past 24 hours, 1,349 persons have been hospitalized, 467 have died, and 22,878 have recovered,” the ministry said on Telegram.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Ukraine has seen a total of 3.511 million COVID-19 infections, including 3.083 million recoveries and 88,986 deaths.
As of this day, 13.826 million people have been vaccinated for COVID-19, including 13.826 million who received the first dose and 11.922 million who completed their vaccination.

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MINISTER OF HEALTH: THERE IS NO OMICRON STRAIN IN UKRAINE

– At present, no Omicron strain causing coronavirus (COVID-19) has been found in Ukraine.
According to the Health Ministry press service, Minister of Health Viktor Liashko announced this information at a conference call to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease in Ukraine, chaired by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

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AROUND 44% OF UKRAINIANS MAKE ONE VACCINE AGAINST COVID-19, 37% MAKE FULL COURSE OF VACCINATION

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine said that 43.8% of the adult population of Ukraine received at least one vaccine against COVID-19, and 37.2% completed the full course of vaccination.
“Already 43.8% of the adult population of Ukraine have received at least one vaccination against COVID-19. Some 37.2% of the adult population of Ukraine have completed the full course of vaccination against coronavirus disease,” the ministry said on its Telegram channel.
The Ministry of Health also reported that according to WHO recommendations, the rate of vaccinated people in the world by the end of the year should be 40%.
As reported, since the beginning of the vaccination campaign 13,610,070 people have been vaccinated, of which 13,610,068 people received one dose, 11,549,490 people were fully immunized and received two doses. A total of 25,159,558 vaccinations were carried out.

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UKRAINE SEES INCREASE IN CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS

Ukraine has registered 11,960 new cases of COVID-19, 26,160 recoveries, and 557 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
“Over the past day, November 30, Ukraine has recorded 11,960 new cases of COVID-19, including 1,088 children and 207 medical workers, while 233,471 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19, among them 76,979 people who received their first shot and 156,492 who have completed vaccination. In the past 24 hours, 3,629 persons have been hospitalized, 557 have died, and 26,160 have recovered,” the Health Ministry said on Telegram.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Ukraine has seen a total of 3,450,341 coronavirus infections, including 2,972,192 recoveries and 86,532 deaths.

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MEDICAL FACILITIES OF UKRAINE NEED UAH 17 BLN FOR TECHNICAL RE-EQUIPMENT

Ukrainian medical facilities need UAH 17 billion for the technical re-equipment, Minister of Health Viktor Liashko says.
“Some UAH 17 billion are needed for the technical re-equipment of medical facilities. Are there any additional funds? Probably not,” he said during a discussion at the Korean-Ukrainian Forum in Kyiv on Tuesday.
Liashko also announced the plans of the Ministry of Health to launch clustering of medical facilities in 2022 in order to determine “the place and role of each of them in the healthcare system.”
“We cannot invest equally in all medical facilities. We have to find the place and role of each facility in the healthcare system in order to identify the leading provider for each service in each region,” he said.
Liashko recalled: when services for the treatment of heart attacks and strokes were identified as a priority and began to be paid for at an increased rate, “all clinics wanted to have an angiograph.”
“We understand that this cannot be so, since in this case this equipment would not be loaded and would only work two or three hours a day,” he said.

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MINISTER OF HEALTH OF UKRAINE: TOUGHENING OF QUARANTINE TO APPLY TO UNVACCINATED PEOPLE

The toughening of quarantine rules will affect primarily unvaccinated citizens, Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Liashko has said.“The government is forced to place the unvaccinated people under quarantine as the coronavirus is not retreating. Europe is setting a new continental record for the incidence of COVID-19, and we must take action to save the lives of citizens who have not yet been vaccinated,” he said at a briefing on Tuesday.“The largest number of changes in the quarantine rules concerns the regime in the zones of the yellow level of epidemic danger, in particular, the work of the business. If earlier it could choose the models of activity in the ‘yellow’ zone – not to check documents on vaccination or negative test, but to work in accordance with certain restrictions in the region or to check documents and work without restrictions of this level – now the business is losing such an option,” the minister said.Liashko clarified that people who have not received at least one vaccine against COVID-19 or who do not have a negative test or a certificate of recovery will not be able to take part in all public events, including cultural ones, sports, entertainment, social, religious, etc. at the “yellow” level of epidemic danger. These people will also not be able to visit cinemas and other cultural institutions, gyms, fitness centers, swimming pools, will not be able to use the services of catering establishments, “bars, restaurants, cafes and other establishments will be closed for them.”At the same time, Liashko noted that the work of banks, gas stations, veterinary stores, pharmacies and all food stores in the “yellow” and “red” zones is not limited for the unvaccinated, “however, it is mandatory to comply with anti-epidemic rules – wearing a mask and maintaining physical distance of 1.5 meters.”

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