Ukraine closes border, cancels international flights

Source : 112 Ukraine

The government has decided to close about 100 border-crossing points
08:43, 17 March 2020

Starting at midnight on March 17, Ukraine blocked all types of traffic across the state border as part of measures to combat the Covid-2019 epidemic. This was reported on the website of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers.

"From 00:00 March 17, 2020, all international scheduled services - air, rail and bus are canceled in Ukraine. The National Security and Defense Council recommends Ukrainian citizens refrain from traveling abroad and those who are outside the country now – return home," the message says.

Related: Ukraine closes nearly hundred checkpoints, - State Border Guard Service

The restrictions will remain in force until April 3, unless otherwise is decided in the fight against the coronavirus by the authorities.

As we reported earlier, on Tuesday, March 17, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) will hold an extraordinary emergency meeting on counteraction of the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

According to sources, the meeting will focus on measures of counteraction of the spread of the coronavirus, and the NSDC will make a number of important decisions.

Related: Ukrainian Parliament to hold extraordinary session, discuss combating coronavirus

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