By the end of May, Ukraine is to have received a total of 3 million vaccines.

 Officially, 48,075 people have died of coronavirus in Ukraine and more than 1.8 million people have recovered from the infection. In a UNICEF survey last month of 2,027 Ukrainian adults, 22% said they had fallen sick with coronavirus. If this percentage is applied to Ukraine’s adult population of 30 million, it would indicate that around 6 million Ukrainians have had coronavirus.

By June 1, the EU plans to implement a uniform vaccination certificate that will allow free movement by EU citizens within the bloc

. “We can guarantee that the system will be operational by the summer season,” EU Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton said Thursday. Available in paper or digital form, it will certify that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, tested negative, or recovered from an infection. A QR code will ensure that certificates can be read through the 27 countries of the EU. The European Parliament is expected to vote on the measure this week.

Ukraine scores on the low end for coronavirus deaths, compared to its EU neighbors Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania,

according to the Worldometer running tally of infections and deaths. A BBC Eastern Europe coronavirus roundup shows Ukraine far behind in vaccinations. Poland, Czech and Slovakia are near the EU average — 16 jabs for every 100 people. Hungary is at 29.5. Ukraine is at 0.6. Yesterday, Zelenskiy gave his government one week to draw up a plan to vaccinate most adults by the end of this year.

Swept up by the EU’s COVID-19 upsurge, half of Ukraine’s population presently reside in the ‘red zone’ quarantine areas,

Ukraine’s Health Ministry has reportsed. In this strictest form of quarantine are: Kyiv City and 10 regions — Cherkasy, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sumy, Zhytomyr and Zakarpattia.