Within the next week, Kyiv might be out of the red quarantine zone and go straight to the yellow zone.

By the end of April, Kyiv may be out of the red quarantine zone. Instead the city will move directly to the yellow zone instead of going to the orange zone, meaning more easing of restrictions, Unian writes.

They have the information from the Minister of Health, Maxim Stepanov, who said on Ukrainian TV, that it is a “great hope” that Kyiv will have moved from red to yellow by the 30th of April.

“The situation in Kyiv has improved a little, it has stabilized, but everything will depend on the epidemiological situation this Friday and Monday. After that, decisions will be made. Including on the quarantine zone color for the city,” said Stepanov.

Chernivtsi leaves the red zone

Chernivtsi region has already left the red zone. According to Unian, The State Commission on Industry-Related and Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations has decided to cancel [regulations related to] the red level of the epidemic threats over the spread of COVID-19 in Chernivtsi region from 00:00 local time on April 22.

The current red zones are 12 regions and the city of Kyiv: Zhytomyr region, Zaporizhia region, Kyiv region, Lviv region, Mykolaiv region, Odesa region, Sumy region, Poltava region, Kharkiv region, Khmelnytsky region, Chernihiv region, and Chernivtsi region.

Half of the regions are currently in the red zone with 9 in the orange zone and 3 regions in the yellow zone. However, it might be a bit to early to make plans, though the pandemic seems to come under control these days.

Rise in cases

The number of registered cases have been rising dramatically the past 24 hours. Yesterday, Ukraine reported around 12,000 cases while the following 24 hours saw 16,235 new registered cases.

Still, more than 18,000 people recovered from the virus, meaning that the number of active cases is dropping slowly. Depending on the solidity of the numbers, those are good news in except for the 470 people who died from the virus in the past 24.

However, testing still remains inconsistent. In the past 24 hours, 100,000 people were tested per day the past two days. But the number continues to hover between 35,000 and 80,000 daily tests, so the numbers might be inaccurate.