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​Ukraine extends quarantine until May 22

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Ukraine’s government has extended the coronavirus quarantine until May 22, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal announced on May 4 during a Cabinet meeting.

Previously, the quarantine was scheduled to end on May 11, according to the local media.

Despite the extension, some restrictions will be eased. Thus, parks, recreation areas, beauty salons, hairdressers, museums, libraries, summer terraces of cafes and restaurants, shopping malls, but not everything in them, dentists, auditors, attorneys, notaries, service centers for household appliances will open on May 11.

The daily number of new cases hasn’t yet flat-lined in Ukraine. As of May 4, Ukraine had 12,331 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus; 303 people have died from COVID-19 in Ukraine; 1,619 people have recovered. The number of active cases has been slowly going up.

Previously, the government outlined a plan to ease restrictions gradually. However, the changes announced on May 4 do not correspond with the earlier plan.

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