The Ukrainian government has introduced new quarantine restrictions to protect citizens from COVID-19 and to save as many lives as possible.
For the period of quarantine, i.e. until April 24, the following restrictions will apply in Ukraine:
- from April 6 it is forbidden to stay in public places without wearing personal protective equipment -- a respirator or a protective mask (self-made are also suitable);
- from April 6 more than two people are prohibited from walking, except in cases of need and when accompanying children under 14 by parents, adoptive parents, guardians, foster parents, caregivers, other persons in accordance with the law or adult relatives of the child;
- children under 14 years of age are prohibited from being in public without being accompanied by their parents, adoptive parents, guardians, foster parents, caregivers, other persons in accordance with the law or adult relatives of the child;
- it is forbidden to visit parks, squares, recreation areas, forest parks and coastal areas;
- it is forbidden to visit sports grounds and children’s playgrounds;
- it is forbidden to be on the streets without identity documents, certifying citizenship of Ukraine or special status;
- it is forbidden to leave the places of observation (isolation) without permission;
- it is forbidden to carry out any mass events, except for those necessary to ensure the work of state and local self-government bodies, provided that the participants are provided with personal protective equipment:
- It is forbidden to visit institutions providing palliative care or social protection in which children, the elderly, people with disabilities, people with permanent intellectual or mental disabilities reside or stay either temporarily or permanently.
In addition, anyone crossing the state border will be subject to mandatory observation. Exceptions will only be made for employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts of foreign countries, official missions; drivers, train and engine crew.
“Time has shown that the number of infected people is constantly increasing. Tough restrictions are a trend that is increasingly being used by states around the world. We are going for a milder scenario in the context of the epidemic. However, this does not mean that we should not act firmly,” Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said commenting on the new restrictions.
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