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Top 5 News Stories 29 April

Top 5 News Stories 29 April

1.As of 28 April 2020, Ukraine has 9 410 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 239 people have died while 992 have recovered.

unian.info


2.During an online press conference on Tuesday, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko spoke about the first stage of easing quarantine measures. The plan includes the opening of small non-food shops, barbershops, and beauty salons. He also said, “We will open capital parks and squares for visiting…but for groups of not more than two people, and if with children, then two adults and two children.”  en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/658450.html


3.The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved Additional Financing for the Serving People, Improving Health Project. The World Bank’s press service stated, “The additional $135 million will help Ukraine with important hospital upgrades and reforms, and also help train thousands of Ukrainian doctors in the provision of modern medical services.”
unian.info/economics/world-bank-announces-135-mln-aid-for-ukraine-s-health-sector-to-tackle-covid-19-10975487.html


4.Dmytro Dubilet, former minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, announced the launch of an interactive dashboard (q.rating.zone). It has 30 active indicators that depict the influence of quarantine on the economy. Dubilet explained, “We used indicators that can measure changes in incidence, migration and demographic processes, employment, finance and trade, as well as budget and taxes.”

thebabel.com.ua/news/42594-v-ukrajini-stvorili-dashbord-dlya-vidstezhennya-vplivu-karantinu-na-ekonomiku

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5.The war in Donbas continues. According to the latest update from the @pressjfo.news, “The Russian Federation’s armed groups violated the ceasefire nine times on 27 April. Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded.” 

unian.info/war/donbas-war-two-ukrainian-soldiers-wounded-amid-nine-enemy-attacks-10975361.html

 

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