"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.