LPR cancels children's summer camps programs as COVID-19 cases surge

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LPR Emergency Anti-Epidemic Committee has banned the work of children's countryside summer camps, chief sanitary officer Dmitry Dokashenko said.

"The Emergency Anti-Epidemic Committee met today and decided to cancel summer camp recreation programs for children," he said.

Despite several months of preparations for the summer season, the epidemic situation is unfavorable.

"In some camps up to 30 pc of staff members tested positive for COVID-19," Dokashenko said.

He said that currently the LPR is going through a surge of coronavirus cases.

Lugansk People’s Republic medics recorded 5,424 coronavirus infection cases in the Republic.

The World Health Organisation called the COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus. The first coronavirus infection cases were recorded in China in late 2019. The number of coronavirus contacts across the world has exceeded 184.8 million by now; of those, over 4 million people died, according to the WHO. Earlier, the LPR confirmed 5,374 COVID-19 cases, 493 people died.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, the LPR authorities have put the Republic on high alert and introduced lockdown measures. *se LPR authorities have put the Republic on high alert and introduced lockdown measures. *t

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