"The emergency situation is not a state of emergency. It neither violates constitutional rights nor derails the economy. First of all, it implies strengthening our joint responsibilities to fight the epidemic," Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said in his video address posted on Telegram.
He added that the unified state civil protection system has been put on full alert and the exchange of information between regions, hospitals, people involved in the fight against coronavirus has speeded up.
"We will be able to act faster, bureaucratic issues will not be an obstacle to the provision of healthcare services to Ukrainians," the Prime Minister said.
Since March 12, the quarantine in educational establishments and a number of other measures to combat the spread of coronavirus have been introduced in Ukraine.
On March 25, the Government of Ukraine introduced the emergency situation regime in the entire territory of the country and extended lockdown measures until April 24.
As of 10:00 on March 26, Ukraine had 156 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including five deaths.
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