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Scoop of the day: Cabinet nominates ministers, Zelenskyy snubs quarantine

Scoop of the day: Cabinet nominates ministers, Zelenskyy snubs quarantine

Coronavirus

There have been 483 new Covid-19 cases over the past day. A day earlier, there were 328 new cases. There have been a total of 24,823 cases, including 735 deaths and 10,440 recoveries.

As of 3 June, the coronavirus death rate in Ukraine has stood at 3%. On 30 June, it was 2.5%, the Public Health Centre has said.

An outbreak of coronavirus was registered in Kyiv-based military unit A0105 after 27 people there tested positive for Covid-19.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, his office head Andriy Yermak and Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko visited a café on a visit to Khmelnytskyy despite the quarantine. They did not have their face masks on.

The Cabinet of Ministers has decided that restaurants and cafes may resume operation as of 5 June. Domestic air travel is expected to resume as of 5 June, international flights as of 15 June.

Government reshuffle

The Cabinet of Ministers has nominated MP Oleksandr Tkachenko for culture and information policy minister, Roman Abramovskyy for environmental protection and natural resources minister, and Olha Stefanyshyna for deputy prime minister for European integration after Vadym Prystayko is dismissed from the post.

Donbas

The issue of establishing an advisory council within the trilateral contact group on Donbas, which once caused an uproar in society, is no longer expedient, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov has told Ukrinform.

IMF

The IMF board of directors will meet on 9 June to approve a new stand-by arrangement for Ukraine.

Parliament will not support the draft memorandum which the International Monetary Fund suggested for the next programme, Servant of the People faction head Davyd Arakhamiya has said. He expects "tough talks" on the matter.

Crime

The Russia-controlled court in occupied Simferopol has arrested Ukrainian serviceman Yevhen Dobrynskyy, who was detained by the Russian special services, for one month over the "illegal crossing of the border". Dobrynskyy went missing from his post 1 km deep into mainland Ukraine near its administrative border with Crimea on 30 May. The Russians posted a video of Dobrynskyy allegedly walking under the influence along the railway line, which the Ukrainian Air Assault Troops command dismissed as a fake.

The head of the Education Ministry's directorates was caught accepting a bribe of 5,000 dollars and 165,000 hryvnyas in exchange for pronouncing a certain company the winner in a tender for design works for a state-of-the-art technology with the prize fund of 3m hryvnyas.

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