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Top 5 News Stories 6 May

Top 5 News Stories 6 May

1. As of 5 May 2020, Ukraine has 12 697 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 366 being confirmed in the past 24 hours. In total, 1 875 people have recovered from the disease in Ukraine while 316 people have died. In Kyiv, 1,583 cases have been confirmed. 

2. The @moz.ukr says the number of asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 is increasing in the country, which increases the risk of the disease spreading. The president’s press service says this means it’s necessary to continue complying with restrictive measures. 

3. During his daily briefing, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on 5 May three markets opened in Kyiv: the markets in the Holosiivskyi and Desnyanskyi districts and at the Lisova metro station. The markets re-opening, along with coffee shops now able to supply take out, is part of the plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

4. Parliament Speaker Dmytro Razumkov signed an order for the Verkhovna Rada to hold a meeting on 7 May at the request of 156 deputies. Two bills will be considered: one about increasing the ability of the health system to counteract the spread of COVID-19, and the other about determining compulsory state insurance for health workers in the public and municipal sectors who protect the population from infectious diseases. 

5. Ihor Petrashko, the minister of economic development, trade, and agriculture, assured Ukrainians there are no food shortages in the country. He also said that for many products prices have been decreasing since 1 April.

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