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Ukraine could shut down borders if full lockdown is imposed, - Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

There is no chance, however, that the Cabinet would consider a full lockdown in the near future, the official says
13:03, 16 November 2020

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba
Global Look Press

If the government imposes total lockdown in Ukraine, it could also close the borders. Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said so as quoted by Ukraine 24 TV channel. 

"However, with introduction of a weekend quarantine, we managed to avoid the option of full lockdown, so in the near future, I do not expect consideration of this issue on the session of the government", the Minister said.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Cabinet boosted the quarantine measures, imposing the weekend lockdown; only food and drug stores, vehicle services and gas stations are working. 

Related: Ukrainian govt reports conditions for imposing full lockdown

Currently, 27 lawmakers of the Ukrainian Parliament have been sick with coronavirus. Yaroslav Zheleznyak, the MP posted that on his Telegram channel.

"As of now, 27 MPs are sick with Covid-19. If Tuesday turns fruitful, on Wednesday-Friday, the MPs will switch to online mode in committees. Respectively, there will be no sessions of the Rada", the MP wrote. He added that an urgent session could be convened, too, if necessary. 

Related: Ukraine will not economically withstand complete lockdown, - Health Minister

9,832 new cases of infection with Covid-19 have been observed in Ukraine over 24 hours. 2,753 recovered during this period, and 94 deceased.

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