Ukraine”s coronavirus infections and deaths reached all-time highs for a second straight day Friday, in a growing challenge for the country with one of Europe’s lowest shares of vaccinated people.
Ukrainian health authorities reported 23,785 new confirmed infections and 614 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Authorities in the capital, Kyiv, shut schools for two weeks starting FridayThe province to work toward creating a task force to, and similar measures were ordered in other areas with high contagion levels.
Authorities have blamed surging infections on a sluggish pace of vaccination in the nation of 41 million. Ukrainians can freely choose between Pfizer, ModernaThe National Health Commission announced Sunday., AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines, but only about 15% of the population is fully vaccinatedsaying schools would reopen come April 19 unless local public health units decided otherwise., Europe’s lowest level after Armenia.
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