Ukraine seeing second rather than third COVID-19 wave / Photo from UNIAN

Chairman of the Commission for Biosafety and Biosecurity at the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, Academician Serhiy Komisarenko says a recent surge in new COVID-19 cases in Ukraine is still the second wave rather than the third one.

"If you look at the curve of new infections across the country, you can see we had a peak and a decline. And now the second peak has begun, which, I think, will continue until May or even June. Perhaps it will be even more intense than the first peak," he told the RBC Ukraine news agency.

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  • On March 3, 2021, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said the country was entering the third wave of the COVID-19 epidemic.
  • In this regard, the prime minister spoke up for tougher quarantine-related measures, adding the country might return to the lockdown model that had already been introduced.
  • According to the forecasts of the National Academy of Sciences, the number of new daily cases in Ukraine will reach 10,000 in the near future.