21 January 2022,   13:02
Ukraine capital tightens lockdown measures as new COVID-19 cases jump

Residents of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv will have to present vaccine certificates to use restaurants, gyms and public transport from Monday, the city authorities announced after the country reported new record high daily COVID-19 cases, writes Reuters.

The health ministry said Ukraine registered a record 26,071 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, exceeding the previous high of 23,785 on Oct. 22. The ministry’s data also showed 576 new coronavirus-related deaths.

“Ukraine is at the highest levels for the entire pandemic for each of the indicators - the number of new daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths”, - Health Minister Viktor Lyashko told a televised briefing.

Ukraine’s pandemic tally of infections stands at 2.85 million, with 66,204 deaths.