The Verkhovna Rada may declare a state of emergency throughout Ukraine due to the worsening situation with the coronavirus. This was stated by the speaker of the parliament Dmytro Razumkov on the air of the NASH TV channel, reports RBK-Ukraine.
"Unfortunately, yes (the introduction of a state of emergency is possible, - ed.), because these statistics need to be well understood. The issue of coronavirus has faded into the background in the information space, as a result, today we see the indicators we are talking about," noted Razumkov.
According to him, in response to the situation with Covid-19, the Rada can get together and vote for the imposition of a state of emergency, but only if the relevant proposal is made by the Cabinet of Ministers, and the president issues a decree. Then, within two days or earlier, the parliament must make a decision.
"Based on the current situation, no relevant information has been received either from the President or the Cabinet of Ministers," added the Speaker of the Rada.
Note that a state of emergency in the country can be introduced for no more than 30 days, in some of its localities - no more than 60 days. There is also the possibility of extending it, but for no more than 30 days.
In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the state of emergency was introduced in many countries of Europe and the world.
In particular, in the Czech Republic, the state of emergency was introduced last year and was extended. A similar situation was in Latvia, where the last time the state of emergency was extended in December.