COVID-19 update (non-Government controlled areas)
Local sources reportedly confirm 4,272 COVID-19 cases as of 28 September.
Total cases: 4,272 (216 deaths)
Luhanska oblast: 938 cases (34 deaths). First case: 31 March 2020
Donetska oblast: 3,334 cases (187 deaths). First case: 29 March 2020
Overview of containment measures: Luhanska and Donetska oblast (NGCA) adopted quarantine measures similar to those in Government-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine at the end of March 2020. As part of easing quarantine restrictions, both NGCA oblasts lifted restrictions on travelling to the Russian Federation and partially lifted restrictions on travelling between Donetska and Luhanska oblasts (NGCA). In the meantime, only two of the five official crossing points allow people to cross the ‘contact line’ (’Stanytsia Luhanska’ in Luhanska oblast and ’Novotroitske’ in Donetska oblast). To a large extent, crossings have been limited to those who have been granted humanitarian exemptions negotiated by the humanitarian community. In addition, people have been allowed to cross based on the pre-approved lists issued in NGCA. For more information on the crossing measures enforced by relevant parties, please refer to the analysis of the crossing of the ‘contact line’ below.