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Scoop of the day: Mass Covid-19 testing, slump in nuclear energy generation

Scoop of the day: Mass Covid-19 testing, slump in nuclear energy generation

Coronavirus

There have been 17,330 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ukraine, including 476 deaths and 4,473 recoveries by the morning of 14 May.

Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has announced an outbreak of 81 coronavirus cases in the Darnytskyy girls' orphanage. Police have opened a case over the violation of sanitary regulations in the orphanage.

The Association of Anaesthesiologists of Ukraine have warned the president, the government and parliament that Ukraine-made lung ventilators can be dangerous to patients' health and their purchase would be a waste of money.

The Orthodox Church of Ukraine has asked the Cabinet of Ministers to ease quarantine restrictions for believers.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed the bill on mass testing for coronavirus into law. The testing based on the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay may begin next week.

The European Parliament has agreed the allocation of 1.2bn euros to support the Ukrainian economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

International

Ukraine has introduced sanctions against the Hermitage and a number of other Russian museums, institutes and organisations for three years.

Presidential chief of staff Andriy Yermak and reform official Mikheil Saakashvili have had a Zoom video session with G7 ambassadors to discuss cooperation and plans for reforms. According to Saakashvili, they "received support and discussed opportunities for cooperation".

President's people

Over 30 members of Kvartal 95, the president's comic company, and their friends have been appointed to government posts over one year of Zelenskyy's tenure, according to the Committee of Voters of Ukraine. During his election campaign, he promised any appointments would be based on merits, not connections.

Energy

The total capacity of nuclear generating units in Ukraine has fallen to its historical minimum of 6,780 MW. This is 49% of their installed capacity, according to MP Andriy Herus.

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