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28 August 2020, 17:53

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LPR does not plan additional limitations in relation to COVID-19 - health authority

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LUGANSK, August 28 (Lugansk Media Centre) – LPR does not plan to introduce additional restrictions in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, LPR Chief Sanitary Officer Dmitry Dokashenko said.

He said that social networks have lately seen fueled discussions over possible measures allegedly to be introduced in late September.

"Figures show isolated cases (of COVID-19) in the Republic. Children constitute minor percentage of all the cases. Thus, we do not preview any additional restrictive measures in the near future."

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 24.2 million; of those, over 827,000 have died. Earlier, the LPR confirmed 659 COVID-19 cases.

 To prevent the spreading of the coronavirus infection, the LPR authorities put the Republic on high alert and changed the mode of operation of government bodies, companies, organisations and transport. As present, most of restrictions have been eased due to the improving COVID-19 situation.

The Republic’s Healthcare Ministry said that the coronavirus situation in the LPR had fully stabilised and was under control.

LuganskMediaCentre — 28 August — Lugansk