Results 17.10: Heavy rain in Kiev and hurricane in Ukraine

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Heavy rain turned the streets of Kiev into rivers

Kiev was flooded due to heavy rains, a hurricane passed in the Nikolaev and Kirovograd regions. Korrespondent.net highlights the main events of yesterday.

Record of new cases of COVID-19 updated in Ukraine

Over the past day, a record 6,410 cases of coronavirus have been detected in Ukraine, according to data from the Ministry of Health on Saturday, October 17.

A day earlier, a record daily increase of COVID-19 was also recorded – 5992 cases.

In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 293 641 cases have been registered. Of these, 5,517 (+109) died and 124,113 (+2194) recovered.

Heavy downpour flooded the streets of Kiev

Heavy downpour flooded at least six streets in Kiev, according to the capital’s police. Due to bad weather, traffic is difficult.

Thus, Osennyaya, Priorskaya, Avtozavodskaya, Umanskaya, Iskrovskaya and Philip Kozitsky streets are flooded or flooded.

A hurricane passed in Nikolayevshchina and in Kropyvnytskyi

In the Nikolaev region, bad weather damaged the roofs of about 30 buildings of the residential sector, three schools and one kindergarten, about 60 trees were felled. This was announced on Saturday, October 17, at the press service of the State Emergencies Service.

In Kropyvnytskyi on Saturday, October 17, a hurricane tore off roofs from houses, smashed fences, damaged walls and power lines. Now law enforcement officers and rescuers are liquidating the consequences of bad weather.

Baku and Yerevan agree on a new truce

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed on a humanitarian truce in the conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh. This was reported on Saturday evening, October 17, at the Armenian Foreign Ministry.

“The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan have agreed on a humanitarian truce starting at 00:00 local time, October 18,” the statement posted on the Foreign Ministry’s website says.

Free COVID-19 tests to appear in Ukraine

New rapid tests for COVID-19 are expected in Ukraine next week. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Health, Chief State Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko on Saturday, October 17.

“In addition to testing by PCR, new rapid tests for antigen have now appeared. They are recognized by WHO and are recommended for use in mass testing. We are doing everything possible so that these tests will appear in Ukraine next week, which will be free for people. , can be used by a family doctor, a mobile team. When a patient is admitted to a hospital, a doctor can immediately make a test, because its duration is 15-30 minutes and without special laboratory conditions, “Lyashko said.

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