KIEV, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) — The Ukrainian authorities has determined to increase the COVID-19-related quarantine regime till Dec. 31 amid surging circumstances, the nation’s Health Ministry mentioned on Monday. According to an announcement on the ministry’s web site, Ukrainian authorities will quickly introduce the “yellow degree” of quarantine restrictions nationwide, the third-highest threat degree in its four-grade system. The anti-epidemic measures in the course of the “yellow degree” embrace a 50-percent occupancy rule for cinemas and different cultural establishments, in addition to limits on the variety of individuals in eating places, health facilities and gymnasiums, the ministry mentioned. Ukraine, which imposed the COVID-19 quarantine for the primary time in March 2020, has eased the restrictions this summer time as a result of enchancment of epidemic scenario. As of Monday, a complete of two,350,646 COVID-19 circumstances and 54,919 deaths have been registered in Ukraine, whereas 2,231,417 sufferers have recovered, mentioned the ministry. According to the official knowledge, greater than 5.12 million Ukrainians have been totally vaccinated thus far.