In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on April 29, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire eight times, using 120 mm and 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as various systems grenade launchers, an anti-aircraft gun, large-caliber machine guns and small arms, - the JFO headquarters reported. One Ukrainian defender was injured as a result of the enemy shelling. Ukrainian soldiers responded to the bold actions of Russian mercenaries with aimed fire at the enemy strong points. There were no cases of coronavirus infection among the Joint Forces personnel; situation in the area of the operation remains controlled.
As of April 29, the "DNR" occupation authorities recognized 96 registered and confirmed cases of COVID-19. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health". According to the version of the occupation authorities, in total, there were 96 registered and confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of April 29, of which: 83 people were under medical treatment, 10 were discharged, and three people died.
The Luhansk Railway, controlled by the "LNR" militants, completely canceled the suburban passenger rail service from April 30 to May 12, separatist media reported. Leader of the "republic" Leonid Pasechnik earlier announced the introduction of a strict regime of self-isolation of residents of the occupied territories of Luhansk oblast from May 1 to May 12.
Three employees of ambulance substation No.4 contracted coronavirus infection in occupied Luhansk. This was stated by "director" of the center for emergency medical care and disaster medicine Demyan Parkhomchuk, separatist media wrote. "We contact as the primary link, the very first with patients on the infectious diseases, on COVID-19. Many patients hide this information (about symptoms), and several of our people showed an asymptomatic course, a positive result (of test for coronavirus)", - Parkhomchuk reported.
A school year in schools in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast that have switched to distance learning will end in stages in from May 1 to May 25, starting from elementary grades. This was stated by the so-called "minister" of education of the "LNR" Sergey Tsemkalo, separatist media wrote. "Students of grades 1-4 complete distance learning on May 1. This is due to the fact that they (grades 1-4) have already completed their curriculum this year. The completion of distance learning for students of grades 5-8 is planned from May 15", - Tsemkalo said. According to him, the farewell bell for students in grades 9-11 will ring on May 25 as part of the "plan".