Cherkasy (central Ukraine) followed the path of Lviv and Slovyansk, where local authorities doubt the effectiveness of the weekend quarantine. Anatoliy Bondarenko, Cherkasy mayor shared his view in an commentary for PavlovskyNews.
"Why the weekend quarantine, not the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday quarantine? Our city is not so big, and in the weekend, it's almost empty. People have rest outside, in the nature, on the coast of Dnipro. The citizens observ social distance", Bondarenko said.
The official believes that closing shops for weekends will cause big queues and, thus, an increased risk of infection with coronavirus.
Earlier, Lviv and Slovyansk city halls stated they would not abide by the weekend quarantine.
As is known, the Ukrainian government imposed the weekend quarantine all over the territory of the country. This regime will last at least until November 30, with the option to prolong it - depending on the epidemiological situation. Critical infrastructure, such as public transport, pharmacies and grocery shops will keep working; gyms, hotels, restaurants, cinema theaters, shopping malls, pools, zoos, etc. will be closed.