COVID-19 update (Government-controlled areas)
Ministry of Health of Ukraine confirms 84,548 cases as of 12 August.
First case: 29 February 2020
Total cases: 84,548 (as of 12 August 2020)
Total deaths: 1,970
States affected: All 24 oblasts
Luhanska oblast: 167 confirmed cases (one death)
Donetska oblast: 1,014 confirmed cases (13 deaths)
Borders/flights: Ukraine re-opened the majority of crossing points with neighbouring countries (i.e., Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, and Slovakia). Ukraine also resumed international and domestic passenger flights from 15 June 2020 and allowed entry for all foreigners. All passengers coming from the ‘red-zone’ countries must undergo self-isolation or hospitalization upon arrival. The list of ‘green-zone’ and ‘red-zone’ countries is available here. Several countries have also conditionally re-opened their borders for Ukrainians.
Containment measures: In mid-March, the Government of Ukraine imposed quarantine restrictions to minimize the risk of transmission across the country, including in the conflict-affected area of eastern Ukraine. In May, these restrictions began to ease based on the fulfillment of criteria adopted on both sides of the ‘contact line.’ In the Government-controlled areas, the implementation of the quarantine exit strategy has been dynamic, with oblasts adapting restriction measures according to testing capacity, COVID-19 cases growth rate, hospital bed occupancy and COVID-19 detection rate. As of 12 August, 15 of 24 oblasts in Ukraine met the criteria to proceed with easing the COVID-19-related restrictions. The adaptive quarantine has been extended until 31 August 2020.