Lockdown in Kyiv to last until April 16, city hall to decide on extension next week

Source : 112 Ukraine

The restrictions could be prolonged, if the disease spread rate and the rate of hospitalization remains
12:55, 5 April 2021

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Kyiv city hall reported that the decision about lifting or extending the lockdown will be made next week. Deputy head of Kyiv city administration Mykola Povoroznyk said so as quoted by Ukraine 24 TV channel. 

"We'll be watching the rate of Covid-19 since Monday. First of all, we're interested in hospitalization rate, and the level of bed occupancy. When the week is over, we will decide what to do next: to extend it or stop it on April 16", Povoroznyk said. 

The quarantine restrctions in Kyiv have been boosted on April 5. Schools and kindergartens, markets, cinemas, theaters, concert halls are closed for now. The public transport is only available for people carrying special IDs. Taxi services increased fares considerably, as the demand from passengers grew dramatically.

Related: Zelensky signs decree on vaccination of population against coronavirus

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the decree, which gives green light to the decision of National Security and Defense Council from April 2, 2021 On the National Plan of vaccinal prevention of ARVI Covid-19 caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by the end of 2021. 

According to the decision of National Security and Defense Council, the Cabinet is supposed to develop and approve the plan within seven days, considering the best international experience in this area.

The government needs to set the minimal necessary number of injections, find the sources and terms of supplies of vaccines to prevent the coronavirus disease, and the persons responsible for implementation of the plan, which aims to vaccinate the majority of Ukraine's adult population by December 2021.

Related: 10,179 new cases of Covid-19 in Ukraine over 24 hours

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