In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on April 16, the armed formations of the Russian Federation opened fire at the Joint Forces positions once, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy used automatic easel grenade launchers to shell our units near the village of Pisky. Effectively using duty fire weapons, the Ukrainian military quickly suppressed the criminal activity of the occupiers. There are no losses among our defenders as a result of the enemy shelling. There were no cases of coronavirus infection among the Joint Forces personnel. Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation remains controlled.
Occupation authorities of the so-called "DNR" announced four new cases of coronavirus infection. This was reported in the so-called "Ministry of Health". "Four diseased are from contacts with previously infected patients. All four are carriers of the virus without symptoms", - the report said. In total, according to "official" statistics, the "DNR" counted 26 cases of coronavirus infection.
Leader of the so-called "DNR" Denis Pushilin instructed heads of the occupation administrations of cities and districts of CADO to prepare for the isolation of territories due to COVID-19. This was reported by separatist media. "Heads of administrations of the "DNR" cities and districts to submit proposals to ensure the isolation of certain territories, including measures to restrict access to people and vehicles", - the leader instructed. It is significant that the isolation plans should be submitted to the leader of the "DNR" by April 24. "We must be prepared for any development of the situation", - he concluded.
Central part of occupied Luhansk was left without water, separatist media wrote. It was reported that the water supply to the streets: Sovetskaya (No. 79, 83, 85, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94), partially Shelkovogo, 50 years of the USSR Formation, as well as to the children's TB dispensary and secondary school No.26, was cut off due to the leak.
Occupation authorities of the "LNR" banned transport link with occupied Pervomaisk, separatist media wrote. It was reported that as of April 15, the 17th case of coronavirus infection was recorded in the "LNR". "A new patient is resident of Pervomaisk, a person with a large range of contacts. It was found during the virus mapping that there were a lot of potentially infected people (whom the patient had contact). For this reason… a decision was made to stop transport link from Pervomaisk for the period of localization of the infectious process", - the so-called "Minister" of Health of the "LNR" Natalia Pashchenko stated. In addition, the "authorities" introduced a strict regime of self-isolation in Pervomaisk. A ban was also introduced on the movement of all types of public transport - urban, suburban, intercity and international, with the exception of specialized, emergency and transport for the delivery of food.
An unknown woman died in a fire on a heating main in occupied Makiivka. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". The fire occurred on the air heating main with a diameter of 159 mm on Sq. Gribinichenko. "As a result of burning of the heat insulation, a woman's charred body was found under the U-shaped concrete flume (40 m long, 1.5 m wide and 0.8 m high), personal data is being established.