State of emergency declared in Kyiv region over coronavirus

State of emergency declared in Kyiv region over coronavirus

A temporary state of emergency has been declared in Kyiv region due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision was made at an extraordinary meeting of Kyiv Regional State Administration on March 18, the Administration’s press service reported.

"The meeting was chaired by Acting Head of Kyiv Regional State Administration Vasyl Volodin. Having analyzed the epidemic situation in Kyiv region caused by the Covid-19 virus, we decided to classify it as a “biomedical emergency of a regional nature”. We are temporarily introducing an emergency situation regime on the territory of Kyiv region," the report says.

As Ukrinform reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.

Starting from March 12, a quarantine has been introduced in Ukraine for three weeks, as well a package of anti-epidemic measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

On March 14, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a resolution to temporarily ban foreigners from entering Ukraine and close international passenger traffic from 00:00 on March 16 until April 3, 2020.

On March 16, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to restrict passenger traffic in the territory of Ukraine in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. The resolution imposes a ban on rail, air as well as bus intercity and interregional passenger transport services, as well as the operation of subways.

As of March 18, 14 cases of Covid-19 infection were confirmed in Ukraine, two of them were lethal.


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