The head of the Ministry of Health, Maxim Stepanov, commented on the situation with the pandemic:
“We regard the situation as quite tense”, - he said.
According to him, almost half of the beds provided for patients with COVID-19 are now occupied in the country. So, as of the morning of September 21, 13 108 beds were occupied from 30 thousand beds.
Against this background, the minister expressed his indignation at the holding of a large-scale festival "Khortytsia Freedom" in Zaporozhye, which, according to him, was attended by several tens of thousands of people. He stated this during a briefing.
“I don’t have a single question for people, I have a question for the organizers. Sorry, but this is just some kind of "trash", something that you are doing. I simply have no other word”, - Stepanov said.
According to the minister, over the past day in the Zaporozhye region, 100 people have become infected with the coronavirus. However, the Ministry of Health expects that the number of patients will increase after the festival.