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Health Ministry considers introducing weekend quarantine in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

There are no plans to announce a curfew yet
13:32, 4 November 2020

Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov
Ministry of Health of Ukraine

The Ministry of Health does not rule out that it will propose to introduce strengthened quarantine for the weekends. Health Minister Maksym Stepanov declared it on the air of 1+1 TV channel.

"I do not rule out that we will suggest imposing the weekend quarantine, which will provide for strict restrictions. We are doing this to break the chain of disease transmission. Stores are closed, restaurants will work only in ‘take away’ mode," he stated.

The minister assured that there were no plans to introduce a curfew due to the fact that a state of emergency must be declared in the country first.

Related: Contact centre for counteracting Covid-19 started working in Ukraine, - Healthcare Minister

As we reported earlier, the government of Ukraine prepares for significant enhancing of quarantine starting from November 9.

“According to different information, the variants are considered from ‘the weekend quarantine’ up to the introduction of the curfew and fines for its violation,” the statement said.

As of today, October 4, Ukraine officially confirmed 420,617 cases of coronavirus infection. 9,524 people have been diagnosed with the disease over the last 24 hours.

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