The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has introduced restrictions across Ukraine due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus. Schools will be quarantined and public events will be restricted in the country. The measures will take effect on March 12.
Mass gatherings of over 200 people will be banned in Ukraine. This will also apply to sports events, but they may still be held — without spectators — if permission is obtained from international organizations. At the same time, activities considered governmentally necessary will still be held.
For now, the government says that school closures will last for three weeks.
"The decision was made to allocate 100 million hryvnias (approx $3.9 million — ed.) for the first priority purchase of personal protective equipment for the current needs of ministries, departments, and services, as well as for replenishment of the state reserve", reads a statement by the Cabinet of Ministers.
The export of anti-epidemiological goods was banned until June 1 to "guarantee the provision of the necessary means of protection of the population."
The Cabinet also plans to purchase infrared equipment for distance screening at Boryspil International Airport.