Ukrainian govt cannot forbid holding of religious actions, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is noted that quarantine measures must be observed during the services
15:20, 13 November 2020

A monastery in Pochayiv, Ukraine
24 Channel

The Cabinet of Ministers has no authority to ban religious activities until a state of emergency is declared in the country. This was announced by Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleh Nemchinov on the air of Ukraine 24 channel.

"Holding of religious events is regulated by the Constitution, we cannot prohibit it without imposing a state of emergency. During the services, the requirements regarding the number of participants, distance, and use of personal protective equipment must be observed," the minister said.

Related: Weekend lockdown: What will be forbidden in Ukraine

It is worth noting that Ukraine might impose a full lockdown if medical institutions are overcrowded with coronavirus patients.

"If we come to the medical lockdown, a full lockdown will be introduced for the whole country," the statement said.

As we reported earlier, according to the World Health Organization, approximately 70% of the world’s population should be immunized to ensure the end of the pandemic.

"No company that is investigating will be able to immediately have doses for everyone," reads the message.

Related: Weekend lockdown to be in force for three weeks, - PM


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