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Top 5 News Stories 21 June

Top 5 News Stories 21 June

1. As of 20 June, Ukraine currently has 35 825 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 841 were diagnosed in the last 24 hours. So far, 994 people have died while 16 406 have recovered. Lviv, Zakarpattia, and Rivne oblasts have the most confirmed cases (139, 109 and 83 respectively). Link

2. In the span of four months, the population has dropped by 102 900 people in Ukraine. From January to April of this year 92 300 children were born, as opposed to 99 100 last year. There is also a significant excess of the number of deaths over the number of newborns: 47 newborns per 100 deaths. The statistics do not include the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Link

3. The law on amendments to laws relating to the provision of treatment caused by COVID-19 is extended from 1 July 2020 until 1 January 2021. In particular, the amendment provides for the use, with the consent of the patient, of new methods of prophylaxis, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and medicines that are on examination in the prescribed manner, but not yet approved for use, as well as unregistered drugs. This is due to the growth in the number of people with COVID-19. Link

4. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine states that people can visit beaches without wearing masks, but they should maintain a distance of one-and-a-half meters. Link

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5. Japan will keep providing Ukraine with modern medical equipment for military hospitals and the latest medicines to combat Coronavirus, Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Takashi Kurai assured. He also mentioned that financial assistance from Japan for the Armed Forces of Ukraine could reach 4 million USD. Link

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