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Ukraine to consider vaccination of children over 5 years old

Ukraine to consider vaccination of children over 5 years old

by Sergiy Slipchenko

Chief State Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin revealed that the Ministry of Health is considering allowing children over the age of 5 to receive the Covid-19 vaccine starting April. In an interview with BBC Ukraine, Kuzin stated that this decision is being considered as other countries that implemented vaccination for children

Ukraine approves booster shots for adults

Ukraine approves booster shots for adults

by Sergiy Slipchenko

Health Minister Viktor Lyashko announced the approval of booster shots for all fully vaccinated Ukrainian adults. The Ministry of Health has also eased the rules for mixing Covid-19 vaccines for the first, second, and booster doses. Lyashko published the announcement on social media, citing the record-breaking numbers of infections in

Ukraine extends adaptive quarantine until March 31

Ukraine extends adaptive quarantine until March 31

by Victoria Petryk

The Cabinet of Ministers extended Ukraine's adaptive quarantine through March 31 to counteract the pandemic, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Dec. 15. "This means that all the rules for public places with Covid certificates, on wearing masks, on the (social) distance remain in force," Shmyhal explained. Under adaptive quarantine

Kyiv, 8 oblasts leave 'red' quarantine zone

Kyiv, 8 oblasts leave 'red' quarantine zone

by Victoria Petryk

As the epidemic situation improves in Ukraine, the city of Kyiv and eight oblasts eased Covid-19 quarantine restrictions, moving from the strictest "red" status on Dec. 7. Donetsk Oblast has been moved into an "orange," second-strictest zone. Seven more oblasts, Dnipropetrovsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Luhansk, Lviv, Odesa, Rivne, and Kherson oblasts now

Yellow quarantine zone restrictions will be tightened as of Dec. 6

Yellow quarantine zone restrictions will be tightened as of Dec. 6

by Sergiy Slipchenko

Health Minister Viktor Lyashko said that people who don’t have a full vaccination certificate, a recent negative PCR test result or certificate of recovery from Covid-19 will be banned from gyms, theaters, museums, clubs, restaurants, and cultural events. Vaccination will be made mandatory for workers at economically strategic enterprises,

Ukraine to introduce booster shots in 2022

Ukraine to introduce booster shots in 2022

by Sergiy Slipchenko

Third booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be available in Ukraine starting January-February 2022, Health Minister Viktor Lyashko said in an interview with BBC Ukraine. He assured that there are enough vaccines in Ukraine — the ministry has already signed contracts with suppliers for next year. If necessary, it’s

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Russia sentences US journalist Alsu Kurmasheva to 6.5 years in jail

A court in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan sentenced Alsu Kurmasheva, a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) journalist with dual U.S. and Russian citizenship, to six and a half years in jail on a charge of "spreading false information" about Russia's Armed Forces, Associated Press reported on July 22.
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EU approves its first-ever military support for Armenia.

The Council of the European Union for the first time approved assistance under the European Peace Facility (EPF) to support the Armenian Armed Forces with 10 million euros ($10.8 million), according to the council's July 22 statement.
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