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18 May 2020, 12:12

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LPR records 328 COVID-19 cases – health authorities

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LUGANSK, May 18 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Lugansk People’s Republic medics confirmed 328 coronavirus infection cases, the LPR Healthcare Ministry press service told the Lugansk Media Centre.

“As of May 17, 328 people had tested positive for coronavirus infection; 111 people have recovered and have been discharged,” the press service 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 4.5 million; of those, over 307,000 died. Coronavirus cases were reported in Ukraine and Russia.

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 (COVID-19) 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.

The LPR Emergency Sanitary and Anti-Epidemic Commission which met on May 11 allowed public transport, markets, kindergartens, hairdressers’ etc. to resume operation in the larger part of the Republic while following necessary precautions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 18 May — Lugansk