Ukrainian government expands list of institutions that can operate during quarantine

Ukrainian government expands list of institutions that can operate during quarantine

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The Cabinet of Ministers has permitted the sale of spare parts for vehicles, day-old poultry and the work of pawnshops and credit unions during the quarantine period, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine has reported.

"A government decision introduced amendments to Cabinet of Ministers resolution No. 211 'On Preventing the Spread in Ukraine of an Acute Respiratory Illness Caused by Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2,' which expand the list of economic activities permitted during the quarantine. In addition, the government provided recommendations for businesses with the purpose of strengthening control over observance of sanitary and anti-epidemic requirements," the report reads.

In particular, it is allowed during quarantine to sell spare parts for vehicles, including tractors and other agricultural machinery, and to sell day-old poultry.

All types of financial institutions, including pawnshops and credit unions, were allowed to operate.

The government also provided a number of recommendations for businesses that will help reduce queues and crowds at stores and ensure the implementation of anti-epidemic measures. In particular, pharmacies can operate around the clock and visitors can be allowed to enter shops not only if there is no more than visitor per ten square meters, but also if a distance of at least 1.5 meters between individuals is observed.

The quarantine has been introduced in Ukraine since March 12, 2020 to fight the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19.

On March 17, the Cabinet of Ministers discontinued the operation of enterprises whose activities are intended to receive visitors. These restrictions do not apply to banks and insurance companies, but they apply to other non-banking financial institutions (currency exchange offices, financial companies, credit unions, pawnshops, etc.).

On March 25, the government lifted a ban on the wholesale of food, trade in veterinary drugs, veterinary practices, the sale of feed, pesticides and agrochemicals, seeds and planting materials, as well as some other activities.

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