The volume of cash delivered to Ukraine, purchased by banks, amounted to $ 130 million, the National Bank of Ukraine noted.
A consignment of cash dollars was delivered to Ukraine. The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) informed about this on March 25 on Facebook.
“The National Bank finally received from abroad a batch of US dollar cash needed to support bank cash desks. Today we conducted an operation to exchange this cash for non-cash currency of banks. 11 of 14 banks that have systemically important status took part in this operation. Suggested our cash currency amounted to $ 130 million and was completely redeemed by the banks, “it was informed.
The National Bank explained that the second batch of cash dollars is expected to be delivered.
“We will continue to conduct cash exchange operations for non-cash currency so that banks can uninterruptedly satisfy their customers’ demand for cash withdrawals in dollars or euros. However, we also recommend that citizens limit cash transactions and, if necessary, conduct all transactions online and using payment cards. It is more modern and safer, ”the NBU noted.
On March 25, the regulator notified that it had not entered the foreign exchange market for two days in a row to strengthen the hryvnia.
The hryvnia began to decline on March 10 amid a record drop in world oil prices, as well as panic in the stock markets due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since the beginning of the year, the official hryvnia to dollar rate has fallen by about 3 UAH.
March 20, the National Bank said that the hryvnia for the first time in the past few weeks has strengthened, and the demand for currency from the population fell.
The regulator believes that the main reason for the decline in the value of the Ukrainian national currency is panic.
The Ministry of Health reported that as of 10 a.m. on March 25, 113 cases of COVID-19 were registered in Ukraine, four people died, one was cured. In the evening, the Center for Public Health called 136, but noted that the information was being clarified.
New data about coronavirus GORDON is also publishing in the country.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. By given American Johns Hopkins University on March 25, the total number of people infected in the world exceeded 430 thousand, of which 19 675 died, more than 111 thousand recovered.