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As COVID-19 infections grow, more Ukrainian cities get ‘red zone’ quarantine status

Starting on Oct. 26, 40 more Ukrainian cities and regions will enter the strictest “red” quarantine zone, including oblast centers like Ivano-Frankivsk, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Khmelnytskyi, Chernivtsi and Chernihiv, the government said on Oct. 23.

In total, 108 cities will now be in the red zone.

In the past month, the number of new daily confirmed COVID-19 infections has increased sharply. Ukraine registered 7,517 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 23 and the number of total deaths has surpassed 6,000.

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