No plans to impose total lockdown, - Ukraine's PM

Source : 112 Ukraine

However, the quarantine restrictions could be boosted, if the epidemiological situation gets worse
15:11, 4 November 2020

Press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers

The Ukrainian government does not plan to introduce the total lockdown. Denys Shmygal, the Prime Minister of Ukraine said so during the session of the government.

He added, however, that the government may increase the current restrictions if the epidemiological situation related to Covid-19 keeps worsening.

'We're not going to walk this path now, imposing the lockdown in the entire country. But if we see further worsening of situation, it will, in fact, make the government resort to tougher restrictions", Shmygal said.

He reiterated that currently, European countries that boast of powerful medical systems and resources are closing for a tough quarantine again; the list includes France, Germany, the UK and Czech Republic.

Related: Health Ministry considers introducing weekend quarantine in Ukraine

Meanwhile, 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: Kyiv mayor Klitschko recovers from Covid-19

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