UN General Assembly to hold special session, focusing on Covid-19-related challenges

Source : 112 Ukraine

The event is slated for December 3-4
08:50, 6 November 2020

Middle East Monitor

UN General Assembly passed the resolution about calling the 31st special session, which is to be focused on the Covid-19 pandemic. It will be taking place in the UN HQ in New York, UN News Centre reported.

"Stressing that the global pandemic demands implementing global measures of response, the UNGA decided to call the special session. The document stipulates that most of the UN member countries supported the appeal from the Movement of non-aligned states, as it asked to convene the UNGA special session on the level of heads of states and governments", reads the message. 

Earlier, we reported that Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry is to impose the weekend quarantine next week - because of the rapid spread of Covid-19 in this country. The restrictions will become active since November 14 and 15. Maksym Stepanov, the Healthcare Minister said so during the evening show at 1+1 TV channel.

Related: Ukraine introduces new criteria for hospitalization of people with Covid-19

According to the Minister, only critical infrastructure objects will work on these days, including grocery shops, pharmacies and public transport.

"When we mention anti-epidemic restrictions, we definitely consider the given situation. And we clearly realize that we can't impose total lockdown, which certain European countries did - not for two or three weeks. This is why our offer is to set such a tough quarantine on weekends, that is, Saturday and Sunday. That means, we'll only have grocery shops, pharmacies and, of course, the [public] transport working. That is, everything that concerns critical infrastructure. The rest would not be working on weekends", the Minister said.

Related: The capacity of Ukrainian hospitals for Covid-19 patients makes almost 65%

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