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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivers his annual address to the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Oct. 20, 2020. (Ukrainian Presidential Office/Handout via Xinhua)

Zelensky explained that the resumption of strict restrictions could completely stall the Ukrainian economy.

KIEV, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine does not plan to introduce a strict quarantine, despite the growing number of COVID-19 patients, Interfax Ukraine news agency reported on Thursday.

Zelensky explained that the resumption of strict restrictions could completely stall the Ukrainian economy.

Zelensky also mentioned the production of a domestic COVID-19 vaccine, which has been under development for over six months and is being tested at the moment.

He said that Ukraine would buy foreign COVID-19 vaccines if anyone develops it earlier.

A total of 315,826 COVID-19 cases, with 5,927 deaths, have been registered in Ukraine as of Wednesday, while 132,219 patients have recovered, according to the country's health ministry.

A record high of 7,053 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ukraine in the past 24 hours. A total of 322,879 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 6,043 deaths have been reported in Ukraine as of Thursday, while 134,898 patients have recovered, according to the country's health ministry. ■

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