Ukraine In Lockdown: Stories From Three Local Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has not been just about fear and social distancing. It has also inspired local communities to become major contributors to the coronavirus fight.

UkraineWorld, together with its colleagues from Ukraine’s regional media, has collected stories from three local communities to show how they have adapted to the new realities.

Kharkiv engineers want to protect doctors

One of the most interesting stories took place in Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Ukraine. Here, local engineers and volunteers created a protective helmet for doctors, writes Andriy Voinitskyi in his article published by

To help doctors, Kharkiv engineers from the “Garage Hub” joined a volunteer initiative and developed a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR), which is 15 times cheaper than foreign alternatives.

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