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21 May 2020, 12:09

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356 COVID-19 cases confirmed in LPR - Healthcare Ministry

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LUGANSK, May 21 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Lugansk People’s Republic medics have diagnosed 356 COVID-19 cases since late March, LPR Healthcare Minister Natalia Paschenko said.

“As of now, the Republic has 356 confirmed COVID-19 cases,” Paschenko said.

The World Health Organisation called the COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic. The first coronavirus infection cases were recorded in China in late 2019.  As of now, the number of coronavirus contacts has exceeded 4.8 million; of those, over 320,000 died. Coronavirus cases were reported in Ukraine and Russia. Earlier, the LPR confirmed 345 COVID-19 cases.

The Republic’s Emergency Sanitary and Anti-Epidemic Commission shut down public catering businesses, ordered education institutions to switch to online courses starting March 30, cancelled public transportation incentives and suspended trade in non-food products. To prevent the spreading of the coronavirus infection,  government bodies and officials suspended face to face meetings with residents or launched interaction using electronic queues. The LPR parliament toughened the penalty for violating sanitary and epidemiological norms. The Republic’s authorities issued a strict stay-at-home order for the period from May 1 to May 12.

On May 11, the Commission decided to resume the operation of public transport, markets, kindergartens, hairdressers etc. across the larger part of the LPR on the condition that they remain committed to safety precautions.

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 21 May — Lugansk