The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's Parliament has canceled all plenary sessions slated for the next month. 281 MPs voted for the respective bill, with 226 necessary to pass. The decision was made because of the growing number of Covid-struck lawmakers and workers of the apparatus of the Parliament; people get infected with coronavirus.
According to Oleksandr Razumkov, the Parliamentary Speaker, about ten people got sick over the last few days. The official specified that the only day in October when MPs will have to show up for the plenary session will be October 20. This is when the lawmakers are supposed to consider the state budget for the next year.
Among the latest famous politicians who got sick with Covid-19 lately are ex-President Petro Poroshenko, candidate for Kyiv mayor office Boryslav Bereza, and MP from Servant of the People party Zhan Beleniuk.