Government introduces emergency situation regime in entire territory of Ukraine

Government introduces emergency situation regime in entire territory of Ukraine

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has introduced the emergency situation regime in the entire territory of Ukraine to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The decision was made at the Cabinet’s meeting on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“It is planned to introduce the emergency situation regime for 30 days. Accordingly, we also plan to extend all quarantine restrictions for 30 days. Please do not confuse the emergency situation with the state of emergency. The emergency situation does not limit the constitutional rights of citizens but only consolidates the efforts to combat coronavirus,” Prime Minister Shmyhal said.

He stressed that the regime would be in effect until April 24, but it could be continued in case of need or cancelled.

The Head of Government noted that 113 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases had been already recorded in Ukraine and the number of infected patients would further increase so measures should be taken.

In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers endorsed the decree to properly equip the checkpoints in emergency situation zones with mandatory sanitary inspection of citizens, allowing to pass only after medical examination of persons and disinfection of vehicles; to involve the staff and technical equipment of the Ministry of Health, National Police, National Guard, State Emergency Service, State Consumer Protection Service in the conduct of activities at these points; to ensure thorough disinfection of all premises, roads and sidewalks; to assist the underprivileged with the involvement of social services, community and volunteer organizations.

Earlier, the emergency situation regime was introduced in Kyiv city and Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Zhytomyr, Donetsk, Ternopil, Lviv and Cherkasy regions.

As reported, the national lockdown was introduced in Ukraine until April 3 to counteract the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus infection. In particular, educational establishments and all shops except groceries, pharmacies, gas stations and banks were closed. The operation of subways in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Dnipro was suspended. The work of city transport is restricted. The intercity and interregional road, rail and air passenger transportation was stopped. In addition, the foreigners are banned from entering Ukraine and the international passenger services are suspended. The mass events in the country are banned.


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