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Scoop of the day: Ukraine may declare lockdown in November - doctor

Scoop of the day: Ukraine may declare lockdown in November - doctor

Afghanistan

Kyiv has evacuated over 250 Ukrainian nationals, members of their families and foreigners from Afghanistan, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said. About 90 more Ukrainians and their family members are waiting to be evacuated.

Cyber security

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has approved the updated Cyber Security Strategy of Ukraine. It contains the list of cyber security challenges and threats faced by Ukraine, offers ways of developing the national cyber defence system, outlines the key priorities and strategic goals.

He also signed a decree initiating a number of steps towards the creation of cyber troops under Defence Ministry of Ukraine.

Army

President Zelenskyy has promoted Col Tetyana Ostashchenko, commander of the Medical Forces, to general. She has become the first female brigadier general in the Ukrainian army.

Health

In November, Ukraine may come close to entering the red coronavirus zone, which would require announcing a lockdown, chief sanitary doctor Ihor Kuzin has told BBC News Ukraine. If Ukrainians continue to get vaccinated or keep social distancing, the lockdown can be delayed until December-January or avoided altogether.

This morning Ukraine registered 1,581 new Covid-19 cases.

A woman in Kharkiv, who has recently returned from Nigeria, has tested positive for tropical malaria, the regional disease control and prevent centre of the Health Ministry has said.

Crime

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has declared a former Party of Regions official a suspect in a high treason case. The man used to head a district in Kherson Region and later fled to Russia-annexed Crimea. "Being an ethnic Tatar, he actively joined pro-Russian campaigning among the Crimean Tatar population. He initiated the persecution of those who did not share his ideas by the occupying authorities," the SBU said.

LB.ua has learnt from its sources that the man in question is Seytumer Nimetullayev.

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