COVID-19 in Ukraine: Three possible coronavirus scenarios, collapse of Ukrainian medical system

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that Ukraine has three scenarios for the development of the situation with the coronavirus epidemic, noting that if 25-50% of Ukrainians simultaneously get COVID-19, the country’s medical system will collapse.

At the same time, Zelensky emphasized that the task of the authorities is to protect people in all possible ways.

“Coronavirus will surely pass and we will have a lot of work ahead. We will all have to build a prosperous country. A country of forty, not twenty million people. I’m not frightening anyone right now, but it’s time to realize it’s not a joke,” the President said.

According to the head of state, “today, there are three scenarios.”

“First. Three to five percent of patients with coronavirus simultaneously. These are painful numbers. But such a scenario is not a disaster. Therefore, we must be disciplined: continue self-isolation, observe the rules of hygiene and refrain from going outside without necessity. Then we will survive this storm,” Zelensky emphasized.

“The second scenario. 25% of patients. The third is over 50% of coronavirus patients simultaneously. Our medical system will not withstand the second and the third scenario. Our doctors will not withstand the simultaneous inflow of so many patients,” the President convinced.

Zelensky emphasized that every Ukrainian should realize that “quarantine is not a vacation”.

“Sunny weather, parks, beaches, barbecue will all wait. All this is nothing compared to your own health and life,” the President added.

Thus, the head of state urges citizens to continue to stay at home and not to go out without necessity, no matter how much they want to.

“Stay home. Tonight Ukraine went on daylight saving time. I believe that very soon, due to unity and cohesion, we will all switch to a healthy and happy time,” Zelensky concluded.

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