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Information about ban of sales of non-grocery goods during lockdown is fake, - Minister of Health

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's Healthcare Minister insists that 16 days is the actual term that the country's medical system needs to be able to cope with the spread of coronavirus
15:46, 5 January 2021

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The information about the alleged ban on the sale of certain non-grocery goods during the lockdown is fake. Maksym Stepanov, Ukraine's Healthcare Minister said so at a briefing.

"I saw this information that emerged on the Internet; it's untrue. During the period from January 8 to 25, they can sell food in the trading areas, where at least 60 percent of the area serves to sell food products, drugs, medical goods, hygiene products, communication devices, veterinary products, seeds, and plant protection goods", Stepanov said.

During the lockdown, other groups of goods can be ordered and delivered online. As for the household chemicals, Stepanov said that the government would still have to make some corrections during the session on January 5. According to him, the government compiled the list of goods allowed for sale, considering that the lockdown would last for 16 days.

Related: US Chamber of Commerce urges Ukraine's govt to reconsider terms of lockdown

Ukraine's Healthcare Minister insists that 16 days is the actual term that the country's medical system needs to be able to cope with the spread of coronavirus. "We need it so as not to impose any lockdowns later, in order to survive the peak flu incidence, and we won't need the lockdown until spring comes", he said.

Earlier, the American Trading Chamber in Ukraine reported that during the January lockdown in Ukraine, such goods as household chemicals, clothes, press, and other goods of everyday use.

Related: Stores struggle to abide to new lockdown rules in Ukraine

 

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