Coronavirus in Ukraine: Interior Minister announced tightening of restrictions in coming days

Source : 112 Ukraine

Arsen Avakov noted that he insists on introduction of ‘total lockdown’
12:04, 21 March 2020


Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov announced the tightening of restrictive measures due to Covid-19 in the coming days. He wrote about this on his page on Facebook.

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"The country has already introduced restrictive measures. They will be much tougher in the coming days - this is dictated by the need! This must be done," Avakov said.

The minister noted that "you need to gain time so that as many Ukrainians as possible are not exposed to the disease".

And therefore - total quarantine is a must; that's my stance, which I want to ask each of you and I will insist on it, according to my authority in the government," Avakov wrote.

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs noted that all the introduced measures of restrictions are a list of forced effective state measures and socially responsible behavior of citizens that will allow overcoming the coronavirus threat.

As of 10:00 on March 21 in Ukraine, 41 laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported in Ukraine. Three of those were fatal, 1 patient recovered and is already discharged from the hospital.

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