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26 May 2020, 13:18

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No new COVID-19 cases in LPR on May 25 - Health Ministry

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LUGANSK, May 26 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Lugansk People’s Republic medics did not diagnose any new COVID-19 cases on May 25, the LPR Healthcare Ministry press service reported.

“The LPR Healthcare Ministry reports that the May 25 tests did not find any new positive cases,” the report said.

The World Health Organisation announced COVID-19 a pandemic caused by novel coronavirus. The first cases were reported in China in late 2019. As of now, the number of the infected across the world has exceeded 5.3 million; more than 342,000 have died, according to WHO. Both Russia and Ukraine reported COVID-19 outbreaks. Earlier, the LPR confirmed 384 COVID-19 cases.

As part of COVID-19 lockdown measures, the LPR Emergency and Anti-Epidemic Commission shut down public catering businesses, ordered the Republic’s education centres to move to online learning from March 30, cancelled public transport discounts and suspended the trade in non-foodstuffs. LPR government bodies suspended personal meetings with residents or launched interaction using electronic queues. The LPR parliament toughened penalties for violations of sanitary and anti-epidemic norms. The authorities ordered strict self-isolation for residents from May 1 to May 12.

On May 11, 2020, the Emergency Sanitary and Anti-Epidemic Commission decided to resume the operation of public transport, markets, kindergartens, hairdressers’ etc. across the larger part of the LPR provided they remained committed to safety precautions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 26 May — Lugansk