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Ukraine sees record new coronavirus cases for second day in a row

FILE PHOTO: A street vendor wearing a protective face mask amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) waits for customers as she sells traditional Ukrainian dresses in central Lviv, Ukraine September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine registered a record 2,836 cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the national security council said on Saturday, up from a previous record of 2,723 new cases on Friday.

Ukraine has imposed a temporary ban on most foreigners entering the country until Sept. 28, and extended lockdown measures until the end of October to contain a recent spike in cases.

The council said a total of 133,787 cases were registered in Ukraine as of Sept. 5, with 2,811 deaths and 61,649 people recovering.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Toby Chopra

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