President Zelensky instructed to revise the mode of operation of the checkpoint on the administrative border of Crimea with Kherson region

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President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky instructed the government to revise the mode of operation of the checkpoints of exit / entry to the annexed Crimea, which are located on the administrative border with the Kherson region. The President gave this instruction due to the rapid growth of patients with coronavirus in Ukraine.

This was reported on the website of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

“Ukraine should mobilize if necessary. It’s time for the government to mobilize forces to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infection, which can have dire consequences not only for the economy, but also for our human capital, ”Zelensky’s press service quotes.

For the fourth day in a row Ukraine updates the anti-record for the incidence of coronavirus. According to the NSDC, over the past day, 1,489 new cases of coronavirus infection COVID-19 have been identified in the country.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine also plans to hold an extraordinary meeting on August 8 due to the worsening situation with the spread of coronavirus infection. The ministers, in particular, will discuss the issue of the epidemic situation in the annexed Crimea, “where the real COVID-19».

Over the past day, 27 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Crimea. In total, for the current period in Crimea, according to local authorities, 1,437 cases of new coronavirus infection have been registered. 78 of them were imported from abroad, 112 were from neighboring Russia and were identified by contact with them, 1038 people recovered over the entire period, 16 patients died due to coronavirus. Since the beginning of the year, 371 people have fallen ill with a new coronavirus infection in Sevastopol, 306 people have recovered, 11 people have died.

The data of the Russian authorities in Crimea on the incidence of coronavirus has not been confirmed by international organizations and other independent sources. Human rights activists argue that these statistics are significantly underestimated, since they do not reflect many important factors, including infection in the ranks of the Russian military and special services.

Coronavirus infection COVID-19

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2formerly known as 2019-nCoV, discovered in China at the end of 2019.

It causes disease COVID-19… In some cases, the course of the disease is mild, in others – with symptoms of colds and flu, including fever and cough. This can develop into pneumonia, which can be fatal. The majority of patients recover; predominantly people with weakened immune systems, in particular the elderly, die.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization recognized the outbreak of the disease caused by the new coronavirus as a pandemic.

Administrative border between mainland Ukraine and Crimea

After the annexation of Crimea by Russia in early 2014, between mainland Ukraine and the peninsula, there was a formally administrative, but in fact, real border. In the Kherson region, on the administrative border with Crimea, there are three checkpoints of entry / exit – Kalanchak, Chongar and Chaplinka.

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