Coronavirus in Ukraine: LIVE Updates

May 1, 2020
The Ukrainian government faces a challenge to prevent the virus from spreading and not letting panic take over.

10 August, 10:00 - Ukraine confirmed 81 957 COVID-19 cases in total (+1 008 on August 9). 44 359 people recovered (+387 on August 9), 1 922 people died (+25 on August 9).

9 August, 22:40 - Key updates as of today:

  • During his recent interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Denys Shmyhal, Ukraine’s prime minister, announced that customary educational year would start on 1 September. He specified that Ukrainian authorities took all necessary measures, held all consultations to launch respective processes in state’s regions. According to the prime minister, those regions that fall under the red quarantine zone will have to announce the beginning of quarantine, which usually takes place during other epidemics.
  • Ukraine’s capital, as well as 9 state’s regions are not ready for softening of quarantine, UKRINFORM reports with reference to the information published by Ukraine’s healthcare ministry. To be more specific, it is said that the city of Kyiv, Volyn, Ivano-Frankivsk, Odesa, Rivne, Lviv, Kharkiv, Chernivtsi, and Kyiv regions were not ready for such a move.
  • Maxym Stepanov, Ukraine’s healthcare minister, stated that a number of COVID-19 cases was more than 2, 5 times higher compared to the epidemiological situation in June.
  • Lviv region has had the highest number of COVID-19 cases since 25 July. At the same time, according to the information provided by National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the amount of registered cases of COVID-19 started to decline in Ukraine over the past 24 hours.

9 August, 10:00 - Ukraine confirmed 80 949 COVID-19 cases in total (+1199 on August 8). 43 972 people recovered (+317 on August 8), 1 897 people died (+18 on August 8).

8 August, 22:08 - Key updates as of today:

  • For the fourth day in a row, Ukraine keeps renewing its record high when it comes to the number of new daily cases of COVID-19 in the country. The most cases have been registered in the city of Kyiv, as well as in Rivne, Odesa, Lviv, Kharkiv and Ivano-Frankivsk Oblasts.
  • According to Denys Shmyhal, Ukraine's Prime Minister, healthcare, interior and digital transformation ministries are going to team up in order to create aneffective system to track social contacts of people who have contracted COVID-19.
  • Prime Minister Shmyhal also stated that Ukrainian hospitals were not overwhelmed with the number of patients with COVID-19. According to him, hospitals accross the country are not busier than 40% of their capacity, except in only three Oblasts where this index is 20-30% higher.

8 August, 11:45 - Ukraine confirmed 79 750 COVID-19 cases in total (+1 489 on August 7). 43 655 people recovered (+600 on August 7), 1 879 people died (+27 on August 7).

7 August, 21:05 - Key updates as of today:

  • Western Ukrainian cities of Lutsk and Ternopil, as well as the Kitsman area of Chernivtsi Oblast are in the red zone due to the high number of COVID-19 cases. However, as the Health Minister Maksym Stepanov reported, the situation in Lutsk and Ternopil allows them to ease the quarantine from tomorrow and enter the orange and yellow zones of epidemiological danger, accordingly. You can follow the updates on the situation in Ukraine's regions on the map here;
  • A new outbreak of coronavirus was recorded in Kyiv at the Kyivkhlib enterprise. 37 employees have been diagnosed with the coronavirus disease.
  • Ukrzaliznytsia resumes 14 suburban trains: from August 7, in Kharkiv and Vinnytsia oblasts, and from August 10, in Kherson, Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts.

7 August, 09:55 - Ukraine confirmed 78 261 COVID-19 cases in total (+1 453 on August 6). 43 055 people recovered (+531 on August 6), 1 852 people died (+33 on August 6).

6 August, 23:47 - Key updates as of today:

  • For the second day in a row Ukraine has reached the new high in the number of cases registered for the last 24 hours. Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Ivano-Frankivsk Oblasts, as well as the city of Kyiv, have had the most new cases.
  • According to the information provided by Ukraine's embassy to Montenegro, the latter country allowed Ukrainians to enter its territories without any restrictions or quarantine obligations
  • Against the backdrop of the increasing number of cases in the city of Kyiv, its mayor Vitaliy Klychko said that tight quarantine measures would be imposed in case a surge in the incidence happened

6 August, 10:20 - Ukraine confirmed 76 808 COVID-19 cases in total (+1318 on August 5). 42 524 people recovered (+997 on August 5), 1 819 people died (+31 on August 5).

5 August, 23:05 - Key updates as of today:

  • Ukraine’s healthcare ministry recently released recommendations that have to be followed in schools starting from 1 September. According to the recent news, social-distancing rules should be followed, and students who have respiratory or immune diseases are recommended to study from home.
  • Central Election Commission handed over proposals to Ukraine’s government regarding the prevention of COVID-19 spreading during the local elections on 25 October, UKRINFORM reports with reference to CEC website.
  • Urmas Reinsalu, Estonia’s foreign minister, demands that Ukrainian workers who break self-isolation rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic to be deported from the country. He also added that the government should take under control such cases and punish for braking the existing rules, as there is a few restrictions that can protect people from the virus. Therefore, those restrictions should be considered seriously.

5 August, 9:14 - Ukraine confirmed 75 490 COVID-19 cases in total (+1271 on August 4). 41 527 people recovered (+914 on August 3), 1 788 people died (+24 on August 4)

4 August, 21:53 - Key updates as of today:

  • Israeli healthcare ministry called on Kyiv to forbid this years’ pilgrimage of the Hasids to Uman, during Rosh Hashanah celebration, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • According to the information published by UKRINFORM, a kindergarten will be closed in the city of Enerhodar, as a kindergarten teacher was confirmed to have the coronavirus disease.
  • A spike of COVID-19 was detected in one of local hospitals in Kherson. More particularly, one doctor, two nurses, as well as one patient were tested positive for COVID-19.
  • In her recent post on Facebook, Mariana Oleskiv, Head of Ukraine’s State Agency for Tourism Development, informed that she recovered from COVID-19 and was ready to get back to work.

4 August, 9:44 - Ukraine confirmed 74 219 COVID-19 cases in total (+1061 on August 3). 40 613 people recovered (+737 on August 3), 1 764 people died (+26 on August 3)

3 August, 20:12 - Key updates as of today:

  • It is for the first time in six days, when less than 1000 COVID-19 cases were recorded in Ukraine. Altogether, 73 158 infected people were identified in the country.
  • New rules of adaptive quarantine become operational in Ukraine as of today. Under the new rules, Ukraine is divided into several zones: green, yellow, orange, and red, depending on the COVID-19 threat levels. Quarantine rules established throughout the country will apply to green-zone settlements and districts. Additional restrictions are introduced in red-zone areas. Restrictions for accommodation establishments and public events will be introduced in orange-zone areas, while yellow-zone areas remain a buffer zone.
  • WizzAir cancelled all its flights from Ukraine to Estonia just the day after air travels between the two countries had been resumed. The key reason for such a move is a spike in coronavirus cases in Ukraine.

3 August, 10:05 - Ukraine confirmed 73 158 COVID-19 cases in total (+990 on August 2). 39 876 people recovered (+333 on August 2), 1 738 people died (+13 on August 2).

2 August, 20:10 - Key updates as of the weekend (1-2 August):

  • For the fifth day in a row, there are more than 1000 infected people confirmed in Ukraine within a 24-hour period. Altogether, there are 72,168 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.
  • The number of COVID-19 infected persons in Ukraine may reach 400,000, Viktor Lyashko, Chief Sanitary Doctor, said. At the same time, the number of deaths because of coronavirus may increase up to 4000 people. Lyahsko stressed.
  • Ukraine ranks 34th in terms of coronavirus cases in the world, Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktro Lyashko said. Among European countries, Ukraine ranks 8th in terms of COVID-19 cases.

2 August, 10:05 - Ukraine confirmed 72 168 COVID-19 cases in total (+1112 on August 1). 39 543 people recovered (+235 on August 1), 1 725 people died (+16 on August 1).

1 August, 10:05 - Ukraine confirmed 71 056 COVID-19 cases in total (+1172 on July 31). 39 308 people recovered (+556 on July 31), 1 709 people died (+16 on July 31).

31 July, 20:10 - Key updates as of today:

  • As of 31 July, Ukraine records the highest number of those hospitalized because of coronavirus disease: 261 persons got to the hospital for the past 24 hours.
  • Because of coronavirus outbreak, Ukrainians may not be allowed to enter the European Union by the end of September, Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, said. “It will be a step-by-step process. Taking into account that everybody waits for the second wave of coronavirus, it is hard to talk about systemic approach until the end of September,” Stefanishyna emphasized.
  • As of 1 August, new rules on adaptive quarantine enter into force in Ukraine. In this regard, against the backdrop of COVID-19 disease spread, Ukraine was divided into four quarantine zones. The cities of Lutsk and Ternopil, as well as Kitsmanskiy district of Chernivtsi oblasts were included in the “red” zone.

31 July, 9:05 - Ukraine confirmed 69 884 COVID-19 cases in total (+1090 on July 30). 38 752 people recovered (+598 on July 30), 1 693 people died (+20 on July 30).

30 July, 20:40 - Key updates as of today:

  • Ukraine hits new twenty-four-hours anti-record in terms of coronavirus cases with 1197 infected persons registered as of 30 July. “We have never witnessed so big amount of infected people per day,” Maksym Stepanov, healthcare minister, said during today’s press briefing.
  • As of 1 August, the mandatory 14-days self-isolation for those entering Ukraine from temporary occupied Crimea and non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts will be cancelled.
  • Quarantine measures in Kyiv may be stepped up as of 1 August amid spike in coronavirus cases. The decision on the matter could be made tomorrow.

30 July, 9:10 - Ukraine confirmed 68 794 COVID-19 cases in total (+1197 on July 29). 38 154 people recovered (+760 on July 29), 1 673 people died (+23 on July 29).

29 July, 20:55 - Key updates as of today:

  • The number of oblasts, which do not meet the requirements for lifting quarantine restrictions is on the rise. As of today, nine oblasts are not ready to soften quarantine. These oblasts are the following: Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Odesa, Rivne, Ternopil, Chernivtsi and Chernihiv.
  • Experts from the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) say 1,505 COVID-19 cases, including 42 fatalities, have been registered in Russian-occupied Crimea since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • At the end of July, comparing to the early June, the COVID-19 morbidity rate has increase threefold. For the time being, these data represent 161,4 cases for 100 thousand of population.

29 July, 9:45 - Ukraine confirmed 67 597 COVID-19 cases in total (+1022 on July 28). 37 394 people recovered (+650 on July 28), 1 650 people died (+21 on July 28).

28 July, 19:55 - Key updates as of today:

  • Ukraine’s healthcare ministry has updated the list of the countries of the so-called “green” and “red” zones in terms of coronavirus cases. There are no limitations for Ukrainians who return back from “green” zone countries, while entering Ukraine from “red” zone states require travelers to undergo 14-days self-isolation. The whole list is available here.
  • In Ukraine, 9 oblasts still do not meet criteria to soften quarantine measures. These oblasts are the following: Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil and Chernivtsi.
  • As of 28 July, 13 COVID-19 cases were registered in Ukrainian Armed Forces. Altogether, there are 160 soldiers affected by the coronavirus disease.

28 July, 10:00 - Ukraine confirmed 66 575 COVID-19 cases in total (+919 on July 27). 36 744 people recovered (+622 on July 27), 1 629 people died (+13 on July 27).

27 July, 18:40 - Key updates as of July 27:

  • Ukraine ranks low, 77th among nations, in COVID-19 deaths per 1 million people. It's even lower, 87th, in total cases per 1 million people
  • Starting today, Austria will not allow entry of Ukrainians – and citizens of 31 other countries with high corona infection rates, such as the US and Russia. Ukrainians with Austrian residence permits must show a certificate of negative results from a test taken 72 hours before arrival.
  • With the EU travel restrictions stretching into August, UIA, Ukraine’s largest carrier is suspending service to some cities and cutting other flight frequencies to weekly. Through Aug. 15, UIA flights are canceled to: Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Larnaca, Tbilisi, and Chisinau. Of the 33 international flights out of Boryspil today, almost half are to Turkey.
  • In April-June 2020, healthcare institutions that treated patients with the coronavirus disease and suspected COVID-19 received almost UAH 2.5 billion under contracts with the National Health Service of Ukraine (NHSU).

27 July, 10:25 - Daily number of cases in Ukraine stays high: 807 yesterday, down from 902 the day before. Overall Ukraine confirmed 65,656 COVID-19 cases in total. 36,122 people recovered (+315 on July 26), 1,616 people died (+11 on July 26).

26 July, 22:18 - Key updates as of July 26:

  • Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Rivne oblasts, together with Kyiv reported the biggest number of new COVID-19 cases yesterday. Lviv oblast comes first, with 130 new cases, followed by Kyiv (95), Ivano-Frankivsk oblast (88) and Rivne oblast (81). No new COVID-19 cases were found yesterday in Kherson and Cherkassy oblasts
  • Kyiv reports 7620 COVID-19 cases in total; 95 new cases were reported yesterday, said Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klychko
  • Nine Oblasts are not ready to easen the lockdown, said Ukraine's public health ministry. These oblasts are mostly locaded in the West of the country (Volyn, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil and Chernivtsi) or in the centre of the country closer to the Western regions (Vinnytsia and Zhytomyr). In Zakarpattia the number of COVID-19 patients in the hospitals are higher than the acceptable level.
  • A spike of COVID-19 was found in one of dormitories of Kyiv Politechnic Institute (KPI), a famous Kyiv-based technology university. 52 students living in a dormitory of the KPI's Institute for Special Connexions and Information Protection tested positive for Covid-19. The dormitory hosts 152 students in total.

26 July, 09:05 - Daily number of cases in Ukraine stays high: 920 yesterday, down from 1106 the day before. Overall Ukraine confirmed 64 849 COVID-19 cases in total (+920 on July 25). 35 807 people recovered (+310 on July 25), 1 605 people died (+15 on July 25).

25 July, 20:40 - Key updates as of July 25:

  • President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine should be among the first countries to be able to purchase a coronavirus vaccine when it is invented. The Health Minister Maksym Stepanov responded that they are in contact with different companies and diplomats on this matter.
  • 9 oblasts are not ready to lift quarantine restrictions (that is Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil and Chernivtsi regions).Rivne Oblast hit the anti-record in new COVID-19 cases (+143).
  • UIA has canceled flights to 7 destinations and cut the schedule for 7 more until August 15. Flights from Kyiv to Larnaca, Berlin, Tbilisi, Prague, Vienna and Chisinau will be completely canceled. Flights from Kiev to Nice, Rome, Milan, Naples, Munich, Madrid, Barcelona will be reduced to one flight a week.
  • St. Theodosius' Pechersky Monastery in Kyiv was closed for quarantine.
  • 170 out of 2,700 ventilators installed in first-wave hospitals for patients with COVID-19 are used in Ukraine, Health Minister Stepanov said.

25 July, 16:00 - Ukraine confirmed 63 929 COVID-19 cases in total (+1106 on July 24). 35 497 people recovered (+611 on July 24), 1 590 people died (+19 on July 24).

23 July, 22:30 - Key updates as of July 23:

  • Speaking on air at a radio station, Viktor Liashko, the Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine, forecasted that there would be a vaccine against COVID-19 in the spring 2021.
  • According to the recent information provided by Ukraine’s health ministry, 6 Ukrainian regions, namely Volyn, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Ternopil and Chernihiv, do not meet all the necessary requirements for the quarantine restrictions to be eased.
  • Ukraine’s education ministry stands for the educational process to be conducted in the same way as it was before the pandemic, namely in classrooms, laboratories, gyms. However, the quarantine restrictions should still be taken into account.
  • Lviv Region is on the top list of Ukraine’s Health Ministry, as there are more than 100 registrated COVID-19 cases per day. To be more specific, Lviv Region cannot ease quarantine restrictions due to the infection detection rate of more than 11%, as well as the indicator of dynamics growth is 7 times higher than the dynamics of rate of cases’ growth.

23 July, 9:15 - Ukraine confirmed 61 851 COVID-19 cases in total (+856 on July 22). 34 000 people recovered (+828 on July 22), 1 551 people died (+17 on July 22).

22 July, 22:25 - Key updates as of July 22:

  • Ukraine prolongs its "adaptive" quarantine until August 31 due to the growing number of new patients with COVID-19. This means that quarantine measures are flexible and depend on the epidemic situation in the particular region. A green, yellow, orange, or red level of COVID-19 spread threat can be established;
  • The basic level of monitoring will include the regional indices already considered: hospital bed occupancy rate not higher than 50%, average number of COVID-19 tests not less than 24 per 100,000 population, COVID-19 case detection rate not lower than 11% and if the COVID-19 case growth rate not higher than 10%;
  • Seven Ukrainian regions — Volyn, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Ternopil, Kharkiv and Chernihiv Regions — do not meet all the necessary criteria for lifting some quarantine measures, Ukraine's healthcare ministry informed.

22 July, 10:40 - Ukraine confirmed 60 995 COVID-19 cases in total (+829 on July 21). 33 172 people recovered (+973 on July 21), 1 534 people died (+16 on July 21).

21 July, 20:35 - Key updates as of July 21:

  • 39 countries already opened their borders for Ukrainians, Ukraine's foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba informed. During the last week, 13 countries joined this list: Bulgaria, Slovenia, Maldives, UAE, Ireland, Antigua and Barbuda, Equador, Jamaica, Cambodia, Comoro Islands, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia;
  • Odesa Region and Kyiv were allowed to lift some quarantine measures. Meanwhile, the highest daily number of COVID-19 cases is being registered in Lviv, Zakarpattia, and Ivano-Frankivsk Regions.

21 July, 10:20 - Ukraine confirmed 60 166 COVID-19 cases in total (+673 on July 20). 32 199 people recovered (+760 on July 20), 1 518 people died (+20 on July 20).

20 July, 23:00 - Key updates as of July 20:

  • 8 oblasts in Ukraine and Kyiv are not ready to lift quarantine restrictions due to the deteriorating situation with the pandemic. The list includes Chernivtsi, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnytsia, Volyn and Zakarpattia oblasts.
  • Lithuania has updated the list of countries whose visits require self-isolation and excluded Ukraine from it.

20 July, 10:05 - Ukraine confirmed 59 493 COVID-19 cases in total (+651 on July 19). 31 439 people recovered (+560 on July 19), 1 498 people died (+13 on July 19).

19 July, 23:37 - Key updates as of July 19:

  • Nine countries have been added to Ukraine's so-called "green list," meaning that people flying from those countries to Ukraine will not have to undergo a two-weeks self-isolation. The list of countries includes, among others, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Czech Republic.
  • Ukraine's eight regions are not ready to lift quarantine restrictions. These include Vinnytsya, Volyn, Zakarpattya, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv and Chernihiv regions.

19 July, 14:35 - Ukraine confirmed 58 842 COVID-19 cases in total (+731 on July 18). 30 879 people recovered (+354 on July 18), 1 485 people died (+8 on July 18).

19 July, 00:56 - Key updates as of July 18:

  • Speaking on air of a talk show, Viktor Lyashko, Ukraine's Chief State Sanitary Doctor, said that Ukraine's healthcare ministry expected next waves of COVID-19 in November and February.
  • Lyashko also said that schools would resume their work as normal starting with 1 September, except for schools in regions of the so-called "red zone."
  • Children's summer camps are expected to reopen on 31 July.

18 July, 13:00 - Ukraine confirmed 58 111 COVID-19 cases in total (+847 on July 17). 30 525 people recovered (+756 on July 17), 1 477 people died (+21 on July 17)

18 July, 00:25 - Key updates as of 17 July:

  • Starting with 17 July quarantine restrictions have been increased in Kyiv region. Particularly, public events will only be authorized if no more that 50% of projected places are taken. Also, restaurants and entertainment establishments will be prohibited from working between 23:00 and 7:00.
  • Speaking at a recent briefing, Maksym Stepanov, Ukraine's healthcare minister announced that authorities were planning to double the volume of testing conducted.
  • Stepanov also said that the number of daily new cases in Ukraine had to be under 480 for the EU to open its borders to Ukraine.
  • Jarno Habicht, Head of the WHO country office in Ukraine, says that Ukraine is among the handful of states the spread of coronavirus in which has accelerated since mid-june.
  • Lviv authorities have lifted all restrictions on the work of theaters, cinemas and museums.

17 July, 10:20 - Ukraine confirmed 57 264 COVID-19 cases in total (+809 on July 16). 29 769 people recovered (+838 on July 16), 1 456 people died (+11 on July 16).

16 July, 21:40 - Key updates as of 16 July:

  • Council of the European Union has recently updated the list of countries for which member states should gradually lift travel restrictions at the external borders. However, Ukraine has not been put on that list once again.
  • Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Education, Science and Innovations informed that Ukraine would be divided into zones [“green”, “yellow”, “orange” and “red”] depending on epidemiological situation. If Ukrainian region falls into the “red” one, studies in schools would be stopped there.
  • According to the information provided by Ukraine’s Presidential press service, Volodymyr Zelensly, Ukraine’s President, insisted on the idea that quarantine should be prolonged for no longer than a month. Thus, he explained that decisions should not be made quickly as they should depend on the development of COVID situation in the country.
  • In Vinnytska Region 75% of patients have recovered from COVID-19 as of today. Yesterday there were 27 new registered cases of COVID-19. The total amount of confirmed cases in the region is 2 221.

16 July, 10:20 - Ukraine confirmed 56 455 COVID-19 cases in total (+848 on July 15). 28 931 people recovered (+800 on July 15), 1 445 people died (+18 on July 15).

15 July, 23:20 - Key updates as of 15 July:

  • Quarantine in Ukraine can be prolonged until summer 2021, says head of Kyiv Medical Commission Oleg Helevey. He says that there is "no light at the end of the tunnel" in the world and in Ukraine. He added, however, that the lockdown should not be that strict as before; distancing, masks and hygiene are key elements of life during the pandemic
  • Majority of people who died from coronavirus in Kyiv are more than 65 years old, said Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klychko. On 14 July Kyiv authorities reported 147 COVID-19 new cases, which is the highest figure from the start of the pandemic.
  • Six Ukrainian oblasts - Vinnytsia, Volyn, Donetsk, Transcarpathia, Kharkiv and Chernihiv - are not ready to ease the quarantine, reports Ukrainian health ministry
  • Ukrainian health ministry is developing rules for schools during the pandemic. Temperature should be measured for all school workers and pupils; antiseptics should be available; masks should we weared, including by parents who bring kids to school, the health minister Maksym Stepanov said.

15 July, 10:00 - Ukraine confirmed 55 607 COVID-19 cases in total (+836 on July 14). 28 131 people recovered (+977 on July 14), 1 427 people died (+15 on July 14).

15 July, 09:20 - Key updates as of 14 July:

  • Ukraine is launching a project to support children who have returned home from boarding schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Social Policy, UNICEF and the Ukrainian Child Rights Network.
  • Vinnytsia, Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Odesa, Rivne and Chernihiv oblasts are not ready for quarantine mitigation. In Volyn and Rivne oblasts, the number of new infections has increased. In Donetsk and Chernihiv oblasts, the level of testing coverage is too low, the Health Ministry reported.
  • Odesa tightens its quarantine measures. Institutions are banned from working at night.
  • Kindergartens and hotels will open in Lviv. Food and entertainment establishments are allowed to work from 7 am to 11 pm.
  • In Chernivtsi, nightclubs and cultural institutions are resuming their work (with a capacity of not more than 50 percent of stationary seats and/ or not more than one person per 5 square meters).

14 July, 10:00 - Ukraine confirmed 54 771 COVID-19 cases in total (+638 on July 13). 27 154 people recovered (+651 on July 13), 1 412 people died (+14 on July 13).

13 July, 21:30 - Key updates as of today:

  • Victor Liashko, Ukraine's chief sanitary doctor, says by the end of 2020 coronavirus can become one of the most lethal factors for human lives, jointly with diabetes, TB and car accidents, exceeding HIV/AIDS, malaria and murder.
  • Maksym Stepanov, Ukraine's health minister, said during a meeting with president Zelenskyi, that the coronavirus situation in Ukraine is "stabilizing".
  • In Transcarpathia hospitals of the 2nd and the 3rd wave of hospitalization are 90% full with coronavirus patients.
  • Natalya Korolevska, a pro-Russian politician, is using "virus blocker" on her health and an orthodox icon attached to her iPhone 11 Pro, against the coronavirus, reports

13 July, 10:15 - Ukraine confirmed 54 113 COVID-19 cases in total (+612 on July 12). 26 503 people recovered (+385 on July 12), 1 398 people died (+15 on July 12).

12 July 9:20 - Key updates as of 11 July:

  • PCR testing laboratories will be set up at the airports of Kyiv and Lviv. Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Krykliy is speeding up the process;
  • President Zelensky believes that the authorities' actions to counter COVID-19 were correct, as the number of recoveries currently exceeds the number of newly detected cases;
  • 4 drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 are being clinically tested in Ukraine - that is "Amizon", "Amiksin", "Korvitin" and "Bioven";
  • Quarantine restrictions have been eased in Kharkiv Oblast, while Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Rivne, Ternopil and Chernihiv oblasts are not ready for this yet.

11 July, 12:00 - Ukraine confirmed 52 843 COVID-19 cases in total (+800 on July 10). 25 661 people recovered (+861 on July 10), 1 372 people died (+27 on July 10).

10 July, 20:45 - Key updates as of today:

  • Ukraine hits the record in terms of those who recovered from COVID-19. According to healthcare ministry, 1016 persons have managed to defeat this illness as of the last 24 hours.
  • Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Ukraine’s healthcare ministry has updated the list of countries of the so-called “red zone”. Altogether, 61 countries have been included into this list, including such popular tourist destinations as Bulgaria, Egypt, Montenegro, etc. This means, after visiting respective countries, Ukrainians are obliged to undergo 14-days self-isolation.
  • Seven oblasts do not meet the requirements to soften the quarantine measures, press service of healthcare ministry reports. These oblasts are the following: Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Rivne, Ternopil, Kharkiv and Chernihiv.

10 July, 9:10 - Ukraine confirmed 52 043 COVID-19 cases in total (+819 on July 9). 24 800 people recovered (+1016 on July 9), 1 345 people died (+18 on July 9).

9 July, 22:18 - Key updates as of today:

  • Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky beleives there will be no second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, hence Ukrainian child will be able to go to school in September;
  • 8 Oblasts — Zakarpattya, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Volyn and Donetsk — do not meet requirements for loosening quarantine measures;
  • however, some measures regarding restaurants and cafes were lifted in Ternopil;
  • a patient without symptoms died from COVID-19-caused complications in Odesa Region.

9 July, 11:25 - Ukraine confirmed 51 224 COVID-19 cases in total (+810 on July 8). 23 784 people recovered (+665 on July 8), 1 327 people died (+21 on July 8).

8 July, 20:43 - Key updates as of today:

  • As the number of COVID-19 cases in Ukraine is on the rise, the country’s healthcare system is preparing itself for “the worst possible scenario” by the autumn, Maksym Stepanov, healthcare minister, said.
  • Nine oblasts are not ready for softening the quarantine restrictions, healthcare ministry informs. These oblasts are the following: Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Odesa, Rivne, Ternopil and Kharkiv.
  • Kyiv city mayor Vitaliy Klychko says that the capital will stick to the long-distance learning for the schools until the end of the quarantine. In this context, all schools are obliged to prepare their curricula taking into the account coronavirus developments.

8 July, 10:30 - Ukraine confirmed 50 414 COVID-19 cases in total (+807 on July 7). 23 119 people recovered (+926 on July 7), 1 306 people died (+23 on July 7).

7 July, 19:00 - Key updates as of today:

  • all laboratory centers in the country are provided with a monthly supply of tests at full load, Ukraine's Health Minister Maksym Stepanov reported;
  • due to the high rate of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health is not yet able to allow football fans to attend football matches;
  • 23 countries have opened their borders for citizens of Ukraine. With certain quarantine restrictions in place, Ukrainians are allowed to go to Turkey, Serbia, Albania, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia, Belarus, Great Britain, USA, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia, Republic of Korea, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somalia, and Seychelles;
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has resumed the work of its 105 foreign diplomatic missions. Only 11 of them remain closed due to the epidemiological situation in their host countries.
  • Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) has resumed 12 suburban trains;

7 July, 9:55 - Ukraine confirmed 49 607 COVID-19 cases in total (+564 on July 6). 22 193 people recovered (+490 on July 6), 1 283 people died (+21 on July 6).

7 July, 9:30 - Key updates as of July 6:

  • More than 7 thousand Ukrainian medics were infected with coronavirus, Ukraine's healthcare minister Maksym Stepanov said;
  • Lviv and Ternopil Oblasts, as well as Kyiv, lifted some quarantine restrictions due to an increasingly favorable epidemic situation;
  • cinemas, restaurants and theatres in Kyiv were allowed to work after 22:00;
  • The EU with WHO funding started delivering essential supplies to 27 COVID-19 laboratories all over Ukraine to scale up country testing capacity

6 July, 10:23 - Ukraine confirmed 49 043 COVID-19 cases in total (+543 on July 5). 21 703 people recovered (+327 on July 5), 1 262 people died (+13 on July 5).

5 July, 19:42 - Key updates as of today:

  • Healthcare Ministry is deeply concerned over the permanent increase in COVID-19 cases in Ukraine. According to Maksym Stepanov, Healthcare Minister, it is a worrying signal that the number of people hospitalized because of coronavirus is also on the rise.
  • 17 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ukrainian Armed Forces over the last 24 hours.
  • Chief State Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko: if citizens and business do not stick to restrictive measures, Ukraine will not be able to overcome coronavirus outbreak. According to him, the increase in number of the infected depends on the softening of quarantine.

5 July, 10:05 - Ukraine confirmed 48 500 COVID-19 cases in total (+823 on July 4). 21 376 people recovered (+221 on July 4), 1 249 people died (+22 on July 4).

4 July, 21:00 - Key updates as of today:

  • Roman Abramovsky, Ukraine’s Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, recommended to keep already used face masks and gloves in plastic bag for 72 hours and then throw them into a garbage can.
  • State Statistics Service of Ukraine has published mortality data on COVID-19 cases in Ukraine for the first time. According to those statistics, during January-March 2020 9 people died because of the coronovirus, while 1 974 because of pneumonia. Besides, previously such information was classified by a decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
  • There are already 69 laboratories in Ukraine that can conduct PCR tests on COVID-19, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov announced. He added that an amount of such tests has also increased from 300 to 14 000.
  • Kyiv and other seven regions, namely Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne and Chernihiv do not meet requirements under which the quarantine measures can be eased. In addition, the greatest amount of COVID-19 cases were registered in Lviv, Volyn regions, as well as in Kyiv.

4 July, 10:30 - Ukraine confirmed 47 677 COVID-19 cases in total (+914 on July 3). 21 155 people recovered (+597 on July 3), 1 227 people died (+15 on July 3).

3 July, 20:30 - Key updates for today:

  • Yuria-Pharm was fined 528,000 hryvnias (~19,490 USD) by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for unfair competition. The company had preciously advertised the drug Dekasan, falsely claiming that it "acts on coronaviruses."
  • First Lady Olena Zelenska has recovered from COVID-19 and left the hospital. She will now continue medical treatment for bilateral pneumonia caused by the coronavirus.
  • Ukraine will not go back to total and strict quarantine, even if it registers more than 60 active patients with COVID-19 per 100 000 population, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov announced.
  • Kharkiv and Zakarpattia oblasts decided to tighten quarantine restrictions due to the spread of coronavirus. This includes restrictions on food premises, mass gatherings and markets.

3 July, 9:40 - Ukraine confirmed 46 673 COVID-19 cases in total (+876 on July 2). 20 558 people recovered (+505 on July 2), 1 212 people died (+27 on July 2).

2 July, 23:45 - Our recent materials on coronavirus in Ukraine:

2 July, 9:50 - Ukraine confirmed 45 887 COVID-19 cases in total (+889 on July 1). 20 053 people recovered (+505 on July 1), 1185 people died (+12 on July 1).

1 July, 22:45 - Key updates as of today:

  • foreign citizens who arrive in Ukraine from the "red zone" countries where the epidemic situation is dire can now do a COVID-19 test instead of 14-day-long quarantine, Ukraine's healthcare minister Maksym Stepanov said;
  • 5 countries already conditionally opened their borders for Ukrainians, Ukraine's infrastructure minister Vladyslav Krykliy informed. These countries are Albania, Croatia, Egypt, Montenegro, and Turkey.
  • Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klychko announced the strengthening of quarantine measures. Now all entertainment places — restaurants, bars, cinemas, etc — should be closed at 22:00.
  • Cabinet of Ministers suggested that fines for not wearing a face cover in public places should be stricter, as many people disregard this rule.
  • Ukraine has already spent UAH 19 billion (around USD 700 million) to fight against COVID-19, Ukraine's PM Denys Schmygal reported on Facebook.

1 July, 9:55 - Ukraine confirmed 44 998 COVID-19 cases in total (+664 on June 30). 19 548 people recovered (+433 on June 30), 1173 people died (+14 on June 30).

30 June, 22:45 - Key updates as of today:

  • Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's president, said Ukraine should be prepard for the "second wave" of coronavirus amid current worsening trends.
  • The UKrainian government says it has 30,000 hospital beds to place people with COVID-19.
  • Olena Zelenska, Ukraine's first lady, is still in the hospital with coronavirus and pneumonia; but she's "gradually recovering", reports press service of the presidential office. She is isolated and is under surveillance from the doctors, the press service says
  • Ukraine's public health minister Maksym Stepanov forecasts worsening of the situation in Odesa, where recreation industry neglected lockdown and opened clubs and beaches.
  • EU has agreed on lifting restrictions for the "non-essential" travel to the EU from third countries, but Ukraine is not on the list, reports Europeyska Pravda.
  • The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 doubled over past week in Ukraine. According to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov, 749 people in Ukraine were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the period from June 18 to June 24. However, in the period from June 22 to June 28, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 rose to 1,410.

30 June, 9:45 - Ukraine confirmed 44 334 COVID-19 cases in total (+706 on June 29). 19 115 people recovered (+88 on June 29), 1159 people died (+12 on June 29).

29 June, 21:15 - Key updates as of today:

  • all four checkpoints on the border with Hungary are now open;
  • for people, who crossed the border or checkpoints not bordering the occupied territories, self-isolation is not mandatory if their PCR tests have proved to be negative for coronavirus;
  • in June, more than 4 thousand cases of pneumonia are registered per week, twice as many cases as in May. This also includes complications from COVID-19, the Health Minister Stepanov says;
  • 12 oblasts, including Kyiv, are not ready to lift quarantine restrictions;
  • Chernivtsi Oblast, which had previously had the highest number of COVID-19 cases, will restore the intra-regional transport and reopen gyms and restaurants from July 1.

29 June, 10:15 - Ukraine confirmed 43 628 COVID-19 cases in total (646 on June 28). 19 027 people recovered (+93 on June 28), 1147 people died (+18 on June 28).

28 June, 20:10 - Key updates on coronavirus in Ukraine today:

  • Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky had a meeting with Ukrainian ministers and governors (heads of oblast state administrations) yesterday to discuss coronavirus challenge. He said that the situation has deteriorated in Ukraine, especially in Odesa oblast. "Clubs opened in Odesa; celebrities made concerts; all beaches were open; a rumour was spread that you can't get infected on open air. But this is not true," the president said. He called to strengthen communication with the people and explain to them consequences of the violation of the quarantine.
  • Maksym Stepanov, Ukraine's health minister, also reports about deterioration of the epidemic situation in Ukraine. 237 people were hospitalized with coronavirus today, which is a new peak, he said. The number of people hospitalized is 3 times higher than a month ago, he said.
  • Maksym Stepanov, Ukraine's health minister, said on a briefing today that the increase of the number of coronavirus cases has been caused by neglecting the health safety rules. "Majority of the European countries not only soften the quarantine, but also maintain strict rules," he said. He called Ukrainian citizens to observe these rules too. He also said that recreation camps for kids will not be opened at least until early August.

28 June, 11:40 - The number of daily COVID-19 cases is still high in Ukraine: +917 on June 27th. The total number reached 42,982. 18,934 people have recovered in total (+233 yesterday), 1,129 people died in total (+19 yesterday).

27 June, 20:40 - Key updates on coronavirus in Ukraine as for today:

  • The city of Kyiv and 11 Ukrainian oblasts are not ready to ease quarantine measures, the press service of healthcare ministry reports. The oblasts, along with Kyiv, where the dynamics of morbidity has remained high for a week, are the following: Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Luhansk, Lviv, Odesa, Rivne, Khmelnytskiy, Chernivtsi and Chernihiv.
  • Maksym Stepanov, healthcare minister, does not rule out the quarantine measures could be tightened in 13 Ukrainian oblasts. As he specified, possible measures may target the work of public transport, sports centers, pre-school facilities, etc.
  • Because of the increase in COVID-19 cases in Kyiv, the tough quarantine measures in Ukrainian capital may be resumed, Vitaliy Klychko, Kyiv city mayor, said. 4726 coronavirus cases have been registered in Kyiv so far.

27 June, 10:20 - Ukraine confirmed 42 065 COVID-19 cases in total (+948 on June 26). 18 701 people recovered (+402 on June 26), 1110 people died (+24 on June 26).

26 June, 21:00 - Key updates on coronavirus in Ukraine as for today:

  • Over the past 24 hours, 27,154 tests were performed, of which 13,916 by PCR and 13,238 by ELISA;
  • Lviv Oblast and Kyiv have the highest number of COVID-19 cases; the record high number of cases was also registered in Rivne Oblast;
  • The mortality rate from COVID-19 is 2.6 percent;
  • Due to the rise of coronavirus cases, the Ministry of Health is preparing hospitals for the second wave; according to the Ministry, 4,000 out of 23,000 hospital beds are now occupied with patiens with COVID-19;
  • 66% of Ukrainians believe that the coronavirus was created artificially, 37% of them are convinced that COVID-19 was "specially designed and deliberately distributed in the world to reduce the population and/or harm individual countries."
  • The first charter flight with Ukrainian tourists departed from Kyiv to Albania after the resumption of international flights.

26 June, 10:00 - Ukraine confirmed 41 117 COVID-19 cases in total (+1109 on June 25). 18 299 people recovered (+541 on June 25), 1086 people died (+19 on June 25).

25 June, 20:35 - Updates on coronavirus situation as for today:

  • Travelers arriving in Ukraine will no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks if they take PCR test for coronavirus after arrival and get a negative result, the Cabinet decided yesterday. UIA has set up a coronavirus test laboratory at Boryspil.
  • The number of coronavirus infected people in Ukraine today got close to 1000 cases (994). Maksym Stepanov, healthcare minister, assessed this as “anti-record” calling on all to respect safety measures;
  • If we do not manage to stop the increase in cases of COVID-19, Ukraine will enter the peak of coronavirus outbreak in mid-summer, President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed. “It is going to be bad for all,” he emphasized;
  • Ukraine included dexamethasone, a medication that proved to be lifesaving for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19, into the treatment protocol, Maksym Stepanov, healthcare minister, said during today’s briefing.

25 June, 9:56 - Ukraine confirmed 40 008 COVID-19 cases in total (+994 on June 24). 17 758 people recovered (+349 on June 24), 1067 people died (+16 on June 24).

24 June, 23:45 - Updates on coronavirus situation as for today:

  • Ukraine reached a new high as per the number of cases. The previous anti-record had been reached almost a week ago, on 18 June (921 cases);
  • Notwithstanding the above, authorities in Kyiv, one of the pandemic's epicenters in Ukraine, have launched the next stage of the restrictions' lift. Among other things, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres and swimming pools have been reopened;
  • EU is not planning to open its borders with Ukraine on 1 July, the draft decision of the European Commission implies. According to the latter, a state should be having less than 20 cases for each 100 000 of people for the last 14 days in order for its citizens to be able to travel to the EU as of 1 July. Ukraine does not currently meet that requirement.

24 June, 10:15 - Ukraine confirmed 39 014 COVID-19 cases in total (+940 on June 23). 17 409 people recovered (+453 on June 23), 1051 people died (+16 on June 23).

23 June, 20:00 - Updates on the coronavirus situation as for today:

  • Ukraine entered the "red zone" regarding the number of coronavirus infection, as it has more than 40 cases a day per 100 thousand of the population.
  • Lithuania might re-open flight connection with Ukraine and Georgia from 1 July, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius announced.
  • Ukrainian lowcost airlines SkyUp announced the resumption of domestic flights in June. The destinations list will include Kyiv-Lviv, Kyiv-Odesa, Kyiv-Kharkiv and Kyiv-Zaporizhia, and flights back to Kyiv.
  • 10 Oblasts and Kyiv are ready for quarantine mitigation in Ukraine, according to the Health Ministry.
  • PM Denys Shmyhal visited Lviv Oblast due to the outbreak of COVID-19. He was dissatisfied with lack of control from the local government, namely, with slow laboratory testing for coronavirus in the region and the readiness of hospitals for the second wave of teh disease. There should be more control and compliance with quarantine, he said.
  • Ukraine has started epidemiological investigations into the deaths of doctors working with COVID-19 patients.

23 June, 10:28 - Ukraine confirmed 38 074 COVID-19 cases in total (+833 on June 22). 16 956 people recovered (++314 on June 22), 1035 people died (+23 on June 22).

22 June, 11:30 - For foreigners wanting to travel into Ukraine, there are two basic requirements:

  • medical insurance that covers Covid-19 treatment
  • the ability to self-isolate for two weeks after arrival. Self-isolation involves staying in a hotel or apartment for two weeks without straying further than a two km radius. Monitored through the Diy Vdoma smartphone app, this is obligatory for residents of ‘red zone’ countries. The list of red and green zone countries can be found here.

22 June, 10:36 - Coronavirus hospitals are filling up in some regions. The Health Ministry reports these occupancies: Zakarpattia - 57%; Chernivtsi – 51%; Vinnytsia - 42%; and Kyiv - 39.2%.

22 June, 9:52 - Ukraine confirmed 37 241 COVID-19 cases in total (+681 on June 21). 16 642 people recovered (+133 on June 21), 1012 people died (+10 on June 21).

21 June, 20:10 - Ukraine re-opened all its land crossings with the EU and Moldova. Ten crossings are open with Belarus and Russia. The status of all of Ukraine’s border checkpoints can be checked on this interactive map maintained by the State Border Guard Service.

21 June, 10:12 - Ukraine confirmed 36 560 COVID-19 cases in total (+735 on June 20). 16 509 people recovered (+103 on June 20), 1002 people died (+8 on June 20).

20 June, 21:00 - Here are some key coronavirus-related updates of today:

  • 9 regions and Kyiv are still not ready for the next step of quarantine mitigation;
  • from Monday, all food premises and public transport will be intensively inspected for compliance with safety measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus; In Odesa Oblast such inspections will also include markets and beach resorts;
  • Lviv and Zakarpattia Oblasts have the highest number of COVID-19 cases. The Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said new restrictions might be therefore imposed in Zakarpattia for a week;
  • Kyiv Oblast might go back to strict quarantine in case COVID-19 morbidity rate continues to go up.

20 June, 9:10 - Ukraine condirmed 35 825 COVID-19 cases in total (+841 on June 19). 16 406 people recovered (+373 on June 19), 994 people died (+9 on June 19).

19 June, 18:36 - Ukraine may be at the beginning of a new wave of spread of coronavirus COVID-19, PM Denys Shmyhal warned. He said relevant government bodies will strengthen control over compliance with anti-epidemic measures around Ukraine.

19 June, 09:35 - Ukraine condirmed 34 984 COVID-19 cases in total (+921 on June 18). 16 033 people recovered (+586 on June 18), 985 people died (+19 on June 18).

18 June, 13:02 - Strict quarantine may be resumed amid the spike of new COVID-19 cases in Ukraine, Viktor Liashko, Chief Sanitary Inspector, said. At the same time, he added that nobody – neither business and authorities, nor citizens – do not want rigid measures to be re-imposed.

18 June, 10:30 - 34,603 COVID-19 cases were registered in Ukraine in total (+829 on June 17). 15,447 people recovered (+504 on June 17), 966 people died (+23 on June 17).

17 June, 20:00 - Ukraine prolongs its "adaptive" quarantine until 31 July due to the growing number of new patients with COVID-19. The Cabinet of Ministers might also increase quarantine in certain regions if the situation requires so.

17 June, 12:00 - 33,234 COVID-19 cases were registered in Ukraine in total (+758 on June 16). 14,943 people recovered (+415 on June 16), 943 people died (+31 on June 16).

16 June, 10:20 - First Lady Olena Zelenska has been hospitalized in Kyiv with COVID-19, just four days after she tested positive for the coronavirus, the President’s Office announced.

16 June, 9:40 - 32,476 COVID-19 cases were registered in Ukraine in total (+666 on June 15). 14,528 people recovered (+275 on June 15), 912 people died (+11 on June 15).

15 June, 18:28 - As today is the first day of re-opening the borders and resumption of international flights in Ukraine, health ministry has published the list of 50 countries whose citizens are obliged to undergo observation and self-isolation for 14 days upon arrival to the country. The list is available here.

15 June, 15:20 - International air travels are resumed in Ukraine as of today. 15 flights, including 4 international, have already been planned for today from Boryspil airport.

15 June, 9:40 - 31,810 COVID-19 cases were registered in Ukraine in total (+656 on June 14). 14,253 people recovered (+171 on June 14), 901 people died (+12 on June 14).

14 June, 20:00 - 10 Ukrainian regions and the capital city of Kyiv are not ready for the next stage of the quarantine mitigation. Namely, these are Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil, Chernivtsi and Chernihiv Oblasts where the the incidence rate of COVID-19 exceeds 12 cases per 100 thousand people in past 7 days.

14 June, 10:35 - 31,154 COVID-19 cases were registered in Ukraine in total (+648 on June 13). 14,082 people recovered (+106 on June 13), 889 people died (+9 on June 13).

13 June, 10:15 - UkraineWorld and Ukraine Crisis Media Centre talked to Victor Liashko, Ukraine's chief sanitary doctor, to understand the specifics of the Ukrainian situation compared to other parts of the world. We also asked whether Ukraine's early strict lockdown was successful. Here's what he replied.

13 June, 9:25 - 30,508 COVID-19 cases were registered in Ukraine in total (+753 on June 12). 13,976 people recovered (+409 on June 12), 880 people died (+10 on June 12). Today's new cases figure (+753) is the highest in Ukraine during the pandemic.

12 June, 14:42 - Olena Zelenska, the wife of President Volodymyr Zelensky, was tested positive for COVID-19. She said her health condition is fine and she is receiving treatment on an ambulatory basis.

12 June, 13:00 - Vitaliy Klychko, Kyiv City Mayor, does not rule out that **the number of qu

28 May, 12:35 - A spike was also reported in the number of doctors tested positive for coronavirus. 104 new cases among doctors were registered yesterday, compared to 58 on the previous day. In total, 4,345 doctors are infected with COVID-19, i.e. 19.4% of the total number of virus cases in Ukraine.

28 May, 10:00 - Ukraine reports a spike in COVID-19 cases after partial lifting of the lockdown: 477 new cases were registered yesterday (22,382 in total). But the number of the recovered is also big (444 yesterday, 8,439 in total). 669 people died of the disease in total (+11 yesterday).

27 May, 15:40 - In Kyiv, trade and commercial centres (TCCs) will open on May 30th, Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klychnko said during today's press conference. Entertainment zones in TCCs will stay closed, however. Hotels can also open on May 30th; hostels will stay closed, he said.

27 May, 15:04 - Uliana Suprun, Ukraine's former acting health minister and the architector of Ukrainian medical reform, wrote a column published on explaining if tuberculosis vaccine (BCG) can diminish chances to have COVID-19 infection. She denied this hypothesis saying that the vaccine prevents tuberculosis for children but has little influence on adults. Earlier a hypothesis was voiced by several doctors in Ukraine that high BCG vaccination rate in Ukraine can be a reason why Ukrainian citizens were relatively resilient to COVID-19.

27 May, 10:00 - Ukraine has reported 21 905 cases of the coronavirus over the past day (+321 new cases on May 26). 7 995 recovered (+420 on May 26), 658 died from COVID-19 (+14 on May 26).

26 May, 19:05 - Ukrainian Premier League is allowed to resume football matches from May 30. The date was approved by the Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov.

26 May, 18:00 - President Zelensky asked the Cabinet of Ministers to provide insurance for all doctors who are fighting the coronavirus pandemic in Ukraine.

26 May, 13:00 - Another stage of lifting the lockdown is planned for 1 June. This will include reopening of rail and bus travel between cities, schools, gyms and swimming pools (with safety measures in place).

26 May, 09:50 - Ukraine has reported 21 584 cases of the coronavirus over the past day (+339 new cases on 25 May). 7 575 recovered (+341 on 25 May), 644 died from COVID-19 (+21 on 25 May).

25 May, 10:20 - Ukraine confirmed 21 245 cases of coronavirus (+259 on May 24). 623 people died from COVID-19 (+6 on May 24), 7234 patients recovered (+126 on May 24).

24 May, 09:30 - Ukraine confirmed 20 986 cases of coronavirus (+406 on May 23). 617 people died from COVID-19 (+12 on May 22), 7099 patients recovered (+170 on May 23).

23 May, 11:10 - Overland public transport in Kyiv will operate in regular mode in less than an hour, since noon of May 23.

23 May, 10:00 - Ukraine confirmed 20,580 cases of coronavirus (+432 on May 22). 605 people died from COVID-19 (+17 on May 22), 6929 patients recovered (+344 on May 22).

22 May, 19:25 - Lviv Oblast decided to delay the quarantine mitigation until 29 May due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation in the region.

22 May, 15:25 - The second stage of quarantine mitigation has begun today. Below are several stages of lifting the restrictions if the epidemiological situation allows.

22 May, 12:20 - 11 oblasts and the city of Kyiv are not ready for the second stage of quarantine restrictions removal that had been planned for today. Volyn, Dnipro, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kyiv, Mykolayiv, Poltava, Rivne, Khmelnytsky, Chernivtsi and Zakarpattya regions still report a large number of patients with COVID-19, high occupancy of hospital beds and low number of tests for coronavirus performed.

22 May, 09:40 - Ukraine confirmed 20,148 cases of coronavirus (+442 on May 21). 588 people died from COVID-19 (+9 on May 21), 6,585 patients recovered (+358 on May 21).

21 May, 16:30 - European ambassadors, including Matti Maasikas, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, delivered protective healthcare goods – protective gloves, masks, glasses, respirators, disinfectants – to healthcare workers in 936 amalgamated hromadas in need to help them cope with COVID-19 outbreak. “Healthy hromadas are the foundation of strong Ukraine. I am proud that the EU and its member states through U-LEAD can support Ukraine’s rural communities and small cities in beating COVID-19,” Maasikas stressed.

21 May, 9:45 - Ukraine confirmed 19,706 cases of coronavirus (+476 on May 20). 579 people died from COVID-19 (+15 on May 20), 6227 patients recovered (+272 on May 20).

20 May, 16:50 - Vladyslav Kryklii, Ukraine's infrastructure minister, announced the full schedule of reopening transport in Ukraine:

  • May 22 — public transportation; suburban, regional transport;
  • May 25 — subways;
  • June 1 — railroad connections;
  • June 15 — air travel.

20 May, 16:35 - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed during a press conference on his first year in office that Ukraine can pass through all stages of quarantine-exit in a month. He noted, however, that this would be possible if there is no second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

20 May, 16:30 - the Cabinet of Ministers adopted an "adaptive quarantine" for May 22-June 22 meaning that the restrictive measures will vary from region to region based on the epidemiologic situation. Additionally, the government announced another lifting of some quarantine measures.

Since 22 May:

  • public, suburban and regional transport will be reopened;
  • hotels will resume work (without restaurants and pools);
  • sports competitions with less than 50 participants can be held without audience;
  • religious services will be allowed, but there should be no more than 1 visitor per 10 sq. m. of the church.

Since 25 May:

  • subways will be reopened;
  • kindergartens will be reopened.

20 May, 12:07 - Oleh Meidych, an MP from Batkivshchyna parliamentary group, tested positive for coronavirus. Due to this, the whole group went into self-isolation.

20 May, 10:30 - Ukraine confirmed 19,230 cases of coronavirus (+354 on May 19). 564 people died from COVID-19 (+16 on May 19), 5955 patients recovered (+323 on May 19).

19 May, 16:30 - From 22 May, Ukraine will begin to gradually mitigate quarantine restrictions every 10 days. New stages of the so-called adaptive quarantine will be implemented based on the number of new coronavirus cases in 7 days, the number of occupied beds in hospitals, and the number of tests performed. Tomorrow the Cabinet of Ministers will consider the reopening of public transport, hotels (excluding restaurants) and other measures.

19 May, 09:15 - Ukraine confirmed 18 876 cases of coronavirus (+260 on May 18). 548 people died from COVID-19 (+13 on May 18), 5632 patients recovered (+356 on May 18).

18 May, 14:05 - Ukrainian Health Ministry will advocate for allowing to visit beaches amid COVID-19 outbreak. Based upon the researches made by Ukrainian scientists, ministry says it believes seawater and solar irradiation are able to destroy COVID-19 disease agent. “That’s why it will be allowed to open beach season in Ukraine,” Viktor Liashko, chief state sanitary doctor, said.

18 May, 10:15 - Ukraine confirmed 18,616 cases of coronavirus (+325 on May 17). 535 people died from COVID-19 (+21 on May 17), 5276 patients recovered (+160 on May 17).

17 May, 9:56 - Ukraine confirmed 18,291 cases of coronavirus (+433 on May 16). 514 people died from COVID-19 (+17 on May 16), 5116 patients recovered (+210 on May 16).

16 May, 14:51 - According to the scientists of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute,” the daily number of registered COVID-19 cases in Ukraine might be decreasing by the end of May.

16 May, 09:50 - Ukraine confirmed 17,858 cases of coronavirus (+528 on May 15). 497 people died from COVID-19 (+21 on May 15), 4906 patients recovered (+433 on May 15). The country has done 220,638 tests in total.

15 May, 16:25 - A new outbreak of COVID-19 happened in Darnytsia boarding-school in Kyiv. 81 people (53 students and 28 employees) were tested positive for coronavirus.

15 May, 15:45 - Ukraine might start mass testing for antibodies to coronavirus as early as next week. The Ministry of Health plans to implement ELISA testing algorithm which would help see if any cases of coronavirus were missed.

15 May, 11:30 - Ukraine confirmed 17,330 cases of coronavirus (+483 on May 14). 476 people died from COVID-19 (+20 on May 14), 4,473 patients recovered (+330 on May 14).In the past day, Ukraine performed 8,996 which is the biggest number since the start of the pandemic in the country.

14 May, 10:00 - Ukraine confirmed 16,847 cases of coronavirus (+422 on May 13). 456 people died from COVID-19 (+17 on May 13), 4,143 patients recovered (+427 on May 13).

13 May, 18:54 - the quarantine will not be cancelled on May 22, but some more restrictions will be lifted, President Zelensky said. This concerns sports competitions, hotels and external independent evaluation (examinations for admission to universities in Ukraine), but no details were provided yet.

13 May, 14:32 - Ukraine's parliament will switch back to the regular mode of operations on May 18, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov announced.

13 May, 12:30 - Ukraine's won't lift quarantine entirely until a cure for coronavirus is found, Ukraine's PM Denys Shmygal said. However, the government will be gradually lifting the restrictions taking into consideration the epidemiologic situation.

13 May, 09:56 - Ukraine confirmed 16,425 cases of coronavirus (+402 on May 12). 439 people died from COVID-19 (+14 on May 12), 3,716 patients recovered (+343 on May 12).

12 May, 18:20 - Almost 7,000 businessmen applied for financial assistance from the state to pay their employees in the period of quarantine. As of today, 1,715 positive decisions have been made to ensure payments for 25,777 employees.

12 May, 14:30 - Quarantine will be extended after 22 May, Ukraine's PM Denys Shmyhal warned. The lockdown will be lifted when the number of people recovered exceeds the death rate from COVID-19 per day, he added. This, according to the PM, would mean that Ukraine had passed the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.

12 May, 10:50 - Kyiv is lifting some of the anti-epidemic restrictions. From today, the city council allows to open:

  • non-food stores (with a total area of up to 300 square meters);
  • beauty salons, hairdressers and other consumer services (with a total area of up to 300 square meters);
  • outdoor seatings of cafes and restaurants (with safety measures observed);
  • parks and squares: groups of no more than two people or two adults and two children (the number of children is not limited for large families);
  • small productions of non-food goods and consumer services enterprises (studios, household services and others);
  • law firms and notary offices, auditors;
  • drive-in cinema.

These limitations allow 10 square meters of space per person.

12 May, 09:50 - Ukraine confirmed 16,023 cases of coronavirus (+375 on 11 May). 425 people died from COVID-19 (+17 on 11 May), 3,373 patients recovered (+85 on 11 May). The country has done 187,307 tests in total.

11 May, 13:50 - The leadership of the Lviv Oblast has decided to postpone the first stage of the quarantine's lift by four days because of the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

11 May, 10:55 - Ukraine confirmed 15,648 cases of coronavirus (+416 on 10 May). 408 people died from COVID-19 (+17 on 10 May), 3,288 patients recovered (+228 on 10 May)

10 May, 11:15 - Around 3,000 medical workers were tested positive for coronavirus in Ukraine. 110 new cases were registered in the past day. 21 health workers died from COVID-19.

10 May, 10:30 - Ukraine confirmed 15,232 cases of coronavirus (+522 on 9 May). 391 people died from COVID-19 (+15 on 9 May), 3,060 patients recovered (+151 on 9 May).

9 May, 13:15 - The number of people who recovered from coronavirus, is bigger than the number of new cases in eight Ukrainian Oblasts, reports Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council.

9 May, 10:00 - Ukraine confirmed 14,710 cases of coronavirus (+515 on 8 May). 376 people died from COVID-19 (+15 on 8 May), 2,909 patients recovered (+203 on 8 May).

8 May, 16:05 - 59 Ukrainian laboratories are doing PCR-tests to detect coronavirus disease. The highest number of such tests is being conducted inChernivtsi, Ternopil, Vinnytsia, Kherson and Cherkasy.

8 May, 09:32 - Ukraine confirmed 14,195 cases of coronavirus (+504 on 7 May). 361 people died from COVID-19 (+21 on 7 May), 2,706 patients recovered (+310 on 7 May).

7 May, 11:00 - Public transportation lockdown will be prolonged at least until May 22nd, said Ukraine's infrastructure minister Vladyslav Krykliy in a TV interview. After this date it will be gradually opened, but will function "in a new reality", he said. People will be obliged to wear masks, temperature control and disinfection will be implemented. Metro will most probably be closed even after May 22nd, as it is virtually impossible to control the number of people in a metro vagon, he said.

7 May, 10:45 - The number of coronavirus cases in Ukraine reached 13,691 as of 7 May (+507). 340 people died from the disease (+13), 2,396 recovered (+299).

6 May, 17:55 - In his recent interview Viktor Lyashko, Ukraine's deputy healthcare minister, said that Ukraine had reached the peak of the coronavirus's spread back on 17 April and has been on the plateau of the pandemic ever since.

6 May, 16:30 - Ukraine' foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba said that internatonal airline connections would not be fully resotred during the summer months. He also expressed his hope that such restoration would intensify in September-October.

6 May, 10:20 - Ukraine confirmed 13,184 cases of coronavirus (+487 on 5 May). 327 people died from COVID-19 (+11 on 5 May), 2,097 patients recovered (+222 on 5 May).

5 May, 19:50 - The EU Council approved the allocation of 1.2 billion euro to Ukraine to overcome the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Ukraine is one of ten neighboring countries, to which in total up to 3 billion euro of assistance will be allocated, Interfax reports.

5 May, 15:17 - Ukraine has spent 374 million 620 thousand hryvnias (more than 13,8 million dollars) from the special Fund on Elimination of Consequences of COVID-19. Most of the money were allocated to purchase personal protective equipment, the Office of the President reported.

5 May, 12:50 - The quarantine "most likely" will be extended after 22 May in Ukraine, PM Denys Shmyhal assumed on Ukrainian Radio. Subsequent steps of easing the restrictions will apply, "if the situation in the country allows", he added.

5 May, 9:30 - 12,697 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Ukraine (+366 on 4 May). 316 people died from COVID-19 (+13 on 4 May), 1,875 patients recovered (+256 on 4 May).

4 May, 14:35 - During its today’s extraordinary meeting, the government prolonged quarantine till 22 May. However, despite the prolongation, the country will see some easing already as of 11 May. It is planned, among others, to allow people visiting parks and recreational areas, to open hair studios and beauty salons, to open cafes for takeout services only, as well as non-food stores, car-wash services, etc. – provided quarantine measures are strictly met.

4 May, 10:45 - 12,331 cases of coronavirus disease registered in Ukraine (+418 on 3 May). 303 people died in total (+15 on 3 May), 1,619 recovered (+72 on 3 May).

3 May, 11:50 - 11,913 cases of coronavirus disease registered in Ukraine (+502 on 2 May). 288 people died in total (+9 on 2 May), 1,547 recovered (+49 on 2 May).

2 May, 09:45 - 11411 cases of coronavirus disease registered in Ukraine (+550 on 1 May). 279 people died in total (+7 on 1 May), 1498 recovered (+85 on 1 May).

1 May, 12:00 - 10 861 cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Ukraine (+455 new cases on 30 April), Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov informed. 1413 patients recovered (+175 on 30 April), 272 died (+11 on 30 April).


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