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Ukraine struggles to boost COVID-19 vaccinations as cases, deaths soar

Nov 16, 2021

Ukraine reported record daily COVID-19 deaths Tuesday as authorities struggle to boost the country’s vaccination rate.

The country, which has been dealing with rising caseloads, reported 838 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday.

President Volodymyr Zelensky promised Monday to pay 1,000 hryvnias (roughly $47.50 Cdn) to each Ukrainian who gets vaccinated. Ukrainians can receive their payments starting Dec. 19, authorities said.

“With this money, it will be possible to purchase a gym or fitness club membership, visit a cinema, theatre, museum, concert hall or exhibition centre, or buy tickets for domestic travel,” Zelensky said in a video message posted on Facebook.

The government plans to allocate 3 billion hryvnias (more than $142 million Cdn) to the incentive program this year and the same amount in 2022.

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