Situation Report

COVID-19 update (non-Government controlled areas)

Local sources reportedly confirm 1,698 COVID-19 cases as of 2 July.

  • Total cases:  1,698 (86 deaths)

  • Luhanska oblast: 504 cases (13 deaths), First case: 31 March 2020

  • Donetska oblast: 1,194 cases (73 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. These measures have included restrictions on mobility, access to public services, and the operation of businesses, as well as mandatory self-isolation for those above the age of 65. Following an uptick in cases in NGCA in late April, stricter quarantine measures were instituted during the first half of May. From 13 May onward, restrictions have slowly eased in both oblasts in accordance with sanitation criteria established in Donetska and Luhanska oblasts (NGCA). As part of easing quarantine restrictions, both NGCA oblasts partially lifted restrictions on travelling to the Russian Federation and between Donetska and Luhanska oblasts (NGCA). In the meantime, the 'contact line' remains partially closed from the NGCA side, with only one entry/exit crossing point (EECP) in Luhanska oblast (NGCA) allowing people to cross under humanitarian exemptions on a regular basis. Currently about 800 people cross the 'contact line' daily in Luhanska oblast under the pre-approved lists by the Luhanska oblast (NGCA) and subject to the self-isolation or isolation on both sides.