Kyiv introduces strict quarantine restrictions from March 20 – Klitschko

Kyiv introduces strict quarantine restrictions from March 20 – Klitschko

Kyiv introduces strict quarantine restrictions from 00.00 on March 20, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.

“To stop the spread of the disease, the city's emergency commission has made the following decision: from 00:00 on March 20, i.e. on the night from Friday to Saturday, Kyiv introduces strict quarantine restrictions," Klitschko said at a briefing on March 18, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

The restrictions are introduced for three weeks - until April 9 inclusive, Klitschko stressed.

During this period, all cultural institutions will be temporarily closed: cinemas, theaters, museums, concert halls, shopping and entertainment malls.  

Grocery stores, pharmacies, pet shops, shops selling hygiene products and household goods will remain open.

It will be prohibited to hold mass events (entertainment, sports, cultural, advertising and others).

Cafes, bars, restaurants will be allowed to provide a takeaway service. “Filling stations will work in compliance with strict measures and without the work of cafes. Hairdressers and beauty salons will work by previous appointment, like fitness centers and gyms, apart from group classes," he said.

During this period, kindergartens will be open. Schools will return to distance learning after spring vacation. All enterprises and organizations of the budget sphere will move to remote work.

Public transport will operate as usual (with the occupancy of no more than 50%).

According to the mayor, bed occupancy rate at COVID-19 designated hospitals in Kyiv currently is 70%. In the past day, Kyiv has recorded 1,092 new coronavirus cases.


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