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Scoop of the weekend: Blast kills three in Kyiv

Scoop of the weekend: Blast kills three in Kyiv

Blast

Three people – two women and a man – got killed by a gas explosion which rocked a none-storied residential building in Kyiv's Poznyaky neighbourhood. Several floors got ruined. Three people were rescued from the debris. A total of 27 people got injured. The city authorities promised to provide the residents of the ruined block with temporary accommodation. There are concerns about the stability of the building.

Coronavirus

Ukraine has registered 735 new coronavirus cases. There have been a total of 36,560 Covid-19 cases, including 1,002 deaths and 16,509 recoveries, since the start of the epidemic.

Public establishments and transport will undergo extra checks for the observance of quarantine rules as of next week.

Kyiv and nine more regions still do not meet the criteria for softening the quarantine rules due to a high incidence rate.

Kyiv has become the leader by the number of coronavirus cases in Ukraine since mid-April. There have been 4,325 infected people in the capital as of 21 June.

Odesa will tighten the quarantine rules as of 22 June but will not close down beaches and restaurants. However, recreational resorts and children's camps, as well as mass events, will be closed or cancelled.

Emergency wards in primary coronavirus hospitals in Transcarpathian Region have been filled to capacity, the chief doctor of the Transcarpathian infectious diseases hospital, Mykhaylo Polyak, has said.

Transport

Rynair and Swiss have resumed regular flights to and from Kyiv. The former will service Barcelona, Madrin and Berlin flights while the latter will fly to Zurich.

Turkish Airlines will resume services to Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa as of 1 July.

Donbas

Three Ukrainian servicemen were injured as a result of 28 attacks by pro-Russian militants on 20 June. The enemy used 152-mm and 122-mm artillery systems, 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, all banned by the Minsk agreements, unguided air-to-surface missiles, infantry fighting vehicle guns, grenade launchers, heavy machine-guns and small arms.

Two people got killed in an explosion in Stanytsya Luhanska. Police are investigating what caused the blast.

Football

Shakhtar FC has become the football champion of Ukraine for the fourth time.

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