Health minister asks Verkhovna Rada to introduce fines for not wearing masks

Health minister asks Verkhovna Rada to introduce fines for not wearing masks

Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has called on the Verkhovna Rada to consider a bill on strengthening responsibility for not wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament Dmytro Razumkov stated this at a meeting of the Agenda-Setting Council on November 2, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"I received a letter from the health minister... regarding bill No.3891. It concerns strengthening responsibility for not wearing masks... The minister asked to consider the issue during this plenary week," the speaker said.

Razumkov added that the decision would be made based on the conclusions of parliamentary committees.

As reported, 402,194 COVID-19 cases were laboratory confirmed in Ukraine as of November 2, including 6,754 cases recorded during the previous day.


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